Event 2: Leading the Church
4pm-7.30pm (UK) Friday 15 October 2021
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Focusing attention on the critical questions facing church leaders today. A panel representing multiple global contexts will share insights from their experience as scholars and practitioners, offering insight into the Wesleyan resources and ways of being, knowing, and doing that bear on the array of challenges the church now faces.
Hosted by The Revd Dr Paul Chilcote, Director of Global Wesleyan Theology, with panelists:
- The Revd Dr Julius Kithinji, St Paul’s University (Limuru, Kenya)
- Dr Derry Long, Yellowstone Theological Institute (Bozeman, USA)
- The Revd Paw Liang Huang The, Damai Sejahtera Methodist Church (Jakarta, Indonesia)
- The Revd Dr Lovett Weems, Wesley Theological Seminary (Washington DC, USA)
The Revd Dr Julius Kithinji is Head of the Department of Theology, Philosophy and Biblical Studies at St. Paul’s University, Limuru in Kenya. Dr. Kithinji is an ordained minister of the Methodist Church in Kenya having served as superintendent minister, synod secretary and connexional mission director.
Dr Derry Long is Professor of Christian Leadership at Yellowstone Theological Institute and has served in ministry for over 45 years including being superintendent of the Western Conference of the Evangelical Church from 1994-2000 with oversight of 30 churches
The Revd Dr Paw Liang Huang The is a minister of the Methodist Church in Indonesia. Paw Liang is currently pastoring a multi-ethnic church in West Jakarta. She is also coaching pastors, youth leaders and church leaders on disciple-making.
The Revd Dr Lovett Weems is Distinguished Professor of Church Leadership Emeritus at Wesley Theological Seminary (Washington DC, USA) and he is also senior consultant and founding Director of the Lewis Center for Church Leadership. He is the author of many books on leadership including Leadership in the Wesleyan Spirit