Oct. 15, 2020
Noon-1:30 p.m. CDT
REACH ACROSS: Crossing social and cultural differences to proclaim the Good News
REACH ACROSS, was led by Rev. Junius B. Dotson, along with Rev. Ron Bell, Jr. of Camphor Memorial UMC.
Presentation Recording and Materials
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About this Session
Rev. Junius B. Dotson and Rev. Ron Bell, Jr. spoke about crossing social and cultural barriers to reach new people and proclaim the good news.
The church is called to interpret our current realities, naming where God is present and where humanity is, to help bring about the kingdom of God. In this Kairos moment of protest and awakening, Rev. Junius Dotson, general secretary of Discipleship Ministries, seeks to share resources and guidance on how to REACH ACROSS.
About the Speaker
A nationally recognized leader, speaker, and author, the Rev. Junius B. Dotson is the General Secretary (chief executive officer) of Discipleship Ministries of The United Methodist Church. Discipleship Ministries works to ensure every congregation has an intentional discipleship system, engages with people currently outside the church, and cultivates local (contextual) resources around the globe.
Dotson launched “See All The People”, the highly successful church-wide initiative that helps church leaders concentrate on intentional discipleship, while learning new behaviors around engaging their surrounding community. He is the author of Soul Reset: Breakdown, Breakthrough, and the Journey to Wholeness (Upper Room Books), Developing an Intentional Discipleship System: A Guide for Congregations, and Engaging Your Community: A Guide to Seeing All the People.
Prior to his present position, Dotson was senior pastor of Saint Mark UMC in Wichita, Kansas, where he was instrumental in transforming the 3,500-member church into a multi-campus congregation.
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