Rediscovering the Heart of Methodism: Nurturing Entrepreneurial Mindsets

October 21, 2021

The Office of Wesleyan Engagement at Duke Divinity School is excited to share a new resource with you. Nurturing Entrepreneurial Mindsets is a free 4-week course that explores Methodism’s rich history of innovation to help imagine fresh ways individuals and churches can bear witness to the reign of God. Featuring video lessons from Dean Edgardo Colón-Emeric, Dean Emeritus Greg Jones, Dr. Laceye Warner, and Bishop Ken Carter, the course is designed as a group experience for small groups, classes, and leadership development. Nurturing Entrepreneurial Mindsets is free, but registration is required. To learn more and register, click here

“The Heart of Methodism” was itself a return to the life-giving practices and mindsets core to the ancient church that continued in the ministry of Jesus," says Bishop Ken Carter. "The rediscovery of who we are will be the pathway to our vitality, sustainability and innovation in the season ahead.  I hope our leaders, lay and clergy, will see this as a wonderful resource for this calling.”

Dean Edgardo Colón-Emeric says, "'Rediscovering the Heart of Methodism' is a missional initiative of Duke Divinity School and reflects our vision of shaping innovative leadership within the Wesleyan tradition as a constructive response to the conflicted landscape and need for a fruitful trajectory. We are grateful for the support of the Kern Family Foundation that allows us to offer this timely resource to pastors and churches at no charge, for the sake of renewal of the people called Methodist.”

Nurturing Entrepreneurial Mindsets is the first in a series of courses called Rediscovering the Heart of Methodism. Shaped by leaders from nine United Methodist annual conferences, the series is designed to help engaged laypeople and clergy develop core capacities for innovative leadership within the Wesleyan tradition. Look for more Rediscovering the Heart of Methodism courses from Duke Divinity School over the coming months.

“The emphasis on the rediscovery of the vibrant and engaging heart of Methodism is connected to our emphasis on Unity in Christ," says Dr. Jung Choi, Senior Director of the Wesleyan Formation Initiatives at Duke Divinity School. "The rest of four mini-courses for the RHM will be released next year. We are also preparing to offer the Rediscovering the Heart of Methodism curriculum in various languages.” 

Please email with any questions you may have about Nurturing Entrepreneurial Mindsets or the Rediscovering the Heart of Methodism program.


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