Dr. Anne Wimberly's New Book "Raising Hope: Four Paths to Courageous Living for Black Youth"
This book gives tried-and-true methods to effectively reach out to Black youth and motivate them to make healthier choices that promise positive outcomes. The authors offer: 1) a narrative orientation that links real life with Christian faith supports and helps youth ask the right questions; 2) an artistic method that provides a cathartic space where youth can express themselves through poetry, music, and visual arts; 3) a curricular approach that centers specifically on conflict resolution; and 4) exposure to new possibilities. (source)
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Olu Brown's New Book
Leadership Directions from Moses answers the questions, "How can I remain effective in answering my own call, when the people around me—some of whom are trusted friends and colleagues—will not (or cannot) stay on the journey we’ve set out to complete? How can I keep moving forward, when the path suddenly becomes so difficult?"
This book covers topics like how to help others leave gracefully, how to not be upended when others choose to leave, how to have difficult conversations, and how to find unexpected opportunity in the challenge of new vacancies. It is full of practical help, including examples from pastors and churches across the US. It is also filled with compassion and wisdom—a pastoral book for pastors facing this difficult, nuanced, and often-emotional topic.
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Gammon Students at the 1000 Ministers March (DC 2017)
Kylan Pew, a second-year student at Gammon Theological Seminary, along with other Gammon students, participated in the 1000 Minister March to commemorate the 1963 March on Washington. Kylan's story was a major feature in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on August 24, 2017.
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CELEBRATION OF LIFE
Mrs. Mary Francis Johnson Jefferson, a 1943 Gammon graduate (MRE), recently died in Inglewood, California. Her husband, Reverend Matthew M. Jefferson, Jr., also a 1943 graduate of Gammon, was the first African American to serve as pastor of Inglewood First United Methodist Church, and the current pastor is Reverend Victor Cyrus-Franklin, also a Gammon graduate.
The Service of Celebration of the life of Mrs. Jefferson will be Saturday, August 12, 2017 at Inglewood 1st UMC. Please keep the family in prayer as we celebrate a long life well lived. Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord.
Nearby Churches Served by Gammon Theological Seminary /ITC Alums
* Allgood Road United Methodist
Pastor: Rev. Dr. Theophilus Stanford
* Andrews Chapel
Pastor: Rev. Donald Reed
* Bethel UMC
Pastor: Rev. Dr. Michael Stinson
* Calvary UMC
Facebook: Calvary UMC Atlanta
Pastor: Rev. Kimberlyn Sinkfield
* Cascade UMC
Pastor: Rev. Lawrence Young
* Central UMC
Pastor: Rev. Yvette Massey
* Fort Street UMC
Pastor: Rev. Dr. Joseph Crawford
[Click here for a Complete List of Churches ]
2012 Book of Discipline and Book of Resolutions Online for free
Although there is a problem with providing the latest Book of Discipline on CD ROM, Cokesbury will provide free web access until the publication of the 2016 Journal. An online version of The Book of Discipline, 2012 is offered on the Cokesbury web site for free.
Visit www.umofficialresources.com and Enter user name: UMBODBOR (not case sensitive)
Password: Discipline2012 (case sensitive)
Click “LOGIN” and select the desired content under “Subscription Content.
"Atlanta, Ga., Aug. 3, 2016 — A revered church sanctuary heard new joyful noises as The United Methodist Church welcomed 43 new young adult missionaries. Shouts and whistles echoed in the balcony of Grace Church, Atlanta, concluding the first commissioning (“sending”) of missionaries at what is now the denomination’s new world mission center."
Theta Phi Induction Ceremony (Spring 2015)
Congratulations to Princess O'Nika, Nathalie N. Nelson, Tasha M. Wiggins, and Moses Woodruff for their induction into international honors society Theta Phi.
Black Methodist Caucus Relocates to Gammon Theological Seminary
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (August 11, 2014)