Socratic seminar, scripture gatherings, rabbinical study – Scripture Circles are a highly engaging, safe space to explore deeply with the Lover of our souls and peers, the sacred text and your own heart. The flavor of each study is brought forth as the participants share what is on their hearts and minds, grounded in personal perspectives. The space allows clergy to savor the Spirit without critique or agenda. Imagine spiritual direction with deep bible study!
As a way to pour back into you, we are offering clergy in the Dakotas and Minnesota Annual Conferences a facilitated, virtual discussion based on the needs and thoughts of each clergy in the group. Scripture Circle Cohorts are created for deepening relationships and building trust-based discussions.
New Scripture Circles
New Group: Mondays, 10:30 a.m. – noon CT, beginning September 11- November 20
New Group: Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m. – noon CT, beginning September 12 – November 21
New Group: Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m. – noon CT, beginning September 13 – November 22
(NOTE: No scheduled session the week of October 30
Remaining Open Spots
Monday – 3 spots still available
Tuesday - 2 spots still available
Wednesday - 7 spots still available
The fee is $230 per ten-week session or $10/session. You will pay $100. The Clergy Well-being Initiative is contributing $130 for each clergy to join a ten-week session. Each session must have 8 people and no more than 11.
“Thanks for the space to share with others and learn from each other’s unique perspectives, without judgement. I learned much in just the first day.” Pastor Robert Blackburn
More about Julie:
Julie’s passion and craft is to help people connect with each other, the Spirit of God, and the sacred text. As clergy gather online, it's joyful to hear what the Spirit is already doing in people's hearts! From those gathered thoughts a scripture emerges, and the study begins. Julie is studying Hebrew. She is certified as a life coach with AG Coaching Coalition and International Coaching Federation, and experienced elementary and middle school teacher. Julie was a missionary kid in East Africa, daughter of Pastor Ray and Nina Martin, taught in Japan, and loves to travel and meet new people. Julie’s husband, Shawn, is a genealogy nerd, pastor and coffee enthusiast and serves in the Dakotas Annual Conference. They have 4 children and a dog.
Minnesota Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church