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This nine-week video series consists of personal reflections shared by a diverse group of Minnesota United Methodists. Each video can be watched alone, but we recommend forming small groups within your congregation to watch and discuss each one in a group setting. A small group study guide accompanies each video. You’ll likely be able to relate to parts of some reflections, and others might present a new perspective that's completely different from your own views and/or lived experience. We invite you to watch and talk about these videos with an openness to hear and understand each person’s heart and story. Those featured in the videos talk about who they are, what inclusion looks like to them, their hopes for the Minnesota Annual Conference, and how God is calling them to lead. A new video and study guide will be added each week.

A big thank you to The Ministry Lab for developing the study guides for this series; The Ministry Lab collects and curates outstanding resources for all aspects of church life and provides free consultation for Minnesota United Methodist Churches.
 

VIDEO 1: Isiah Dennis, exploring ministry in the UMC and member of Camphor Memorial UMC in St. Paul: Watch or download video / Access study guide / Access grounding prayer audio recording (for use with study guide)

VIDEO 2: Kristie Swenson, member of Trimont UMC whose family farms: Watch or download video / Access study guide / Access grounding prayer audio recording (for use with study guide)

VIDEO 3: Rev. Tyler Sit, serves New City Church in Minneapolis: Watch or download video / Access study guide / Access grounding prayer audio recording (for use with study guide)

VIDEO 4: Rev. Dawn Houser, serves Aitkin UMC: Watch or download video / Access study guide / Access grounding prayer audio recording (for use with study guide)

VIDEO 5: Rev. Chad Setter, serves Cornerstone UMC in Lake Crystal: Watch or download video / Access study guide / Access grounding prayer audio recording (for use with study guide)

VIDEO 6: Rev. Riva Tabelisma, serves Community UMC in Columbia Heights: Watch or download video / Access study guide / Access grounding prayer audio recording (for use with study guide)

VIDEO 7: Emily Hilderbrand, student at Hamline University in St. Paul and 2020-2021 ELI Project intern: Watch or download video / Access study guide / Access grounding prayer audio recording (for use with study guide)

VIDEO 8: Rev. Soungbum Baek, serves Korean UMC of Minnesota in New Brighton: Watch or download video / Access study guide / Access grounding prayer audio recording (for use with study guide)

VIDEO 9: Rev. Cynthia Williams, serves as superintendent of the River Valley District: Watch or download video / Access study guide / Access grounding prayer audio recording (for use with study guide)

 


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