IFD150 – He Set His Face to Jerusalem: A Lenten Study for Adults
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This course is designed as a Lenten study. It utilizes Bishop Richard Wilke’s book, He Set His Face to Jerusalem. The course will consist of reading the book (one chapter for each week in Lent and one for Holy Week and Easter), watching a weekly video by Bishop Wilke, and engaging in discussion about the material. This study is based on Luke 9:51 – “When the days drew near for him to be taken up, he set his face to go to Jerusalem,” and will help us prepare for Easter by “looking toward Jerusalem.” In this study, we will consider all the ways we are to set our faces every day- in big and small instances- as modeled by Jesus and in our attempts to live faithfully. And we will learn why it all matters. Participants will need to purchase a copy of the book.
Individual Price (when offered by BeADisciple): $25
Group Rate (up to 15 people): $225
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Bishop Richard Wilke
Bishop Richard B. Wilke created excitement in local churches with his books And Are We Yet Alive? and Signs and Wonders. With his wife, Julia, Bishop Wilke coordinated, designed, and wrote the DISCIPLE Bible study, a training for Christian leaders, with nearly two million graduates in more than 10,000 congregations in 30 denominations. In use at this time are: DISCIPLE I, Making Disciples Through Bible Study; DISCIPLE II, Into the Word and Into the World; DISCIPLE III, Remember Who You Are, and DISCIPLE IV: Under the Tree of Life. The DISCIPLE series is now available in German, Korean, Spanish, and Chinese. Many DISCIPLE graduates have entered the ministry.
Elected to the episcopacy of the United Methodist Church in 1984, Bishop Wilke served for 12 years in the Arkansas area. While serving as bishop, he worked to emphasize church growth and evangelism, at all times maintaining his love for the local church. He served on boards of colleges, hospitals, and on general boards of the United Methodist Church.
During his 30 years in the pastoral ministry, Wilke pastored United Methodist Churches in Scandia, Kan.; Pleasant Valley in Wichita, Kan.; University United Methodist in Salina, Kan., and served as district superintendent for the Winfield District. For nearly 11 years, Wilke preached and initiated televised services from First United Methodist Church in Wichita, reaching out to all of central and western Kansas.
Bishop Wilke has traveled in South America, Africa, Europe, Southeast Asia, and the Near East. He is widely known as a speaker and preacher, often serving as conference preacher and keynote speaker at regional and national meetings.
The Wilkes now make their home in Winfield, Kansas.