Number of weeks: 6
Required books?: Yes
Live video session?: No
Part of a certification or series of courses?: No
Are you looking for personal growth and a sense of community during Lent? If you ever feel like you miss out on the journey of Lent in your busy life, arriving at Easter and Jesus Christ’s wonderful gift unprepared, then this daily devotional class and discussion group can help.
You are invited to take a little time each day for 40 days with Methodism’s founder, John Wesley. Through daily studies that include prayer, scripture, readings from John Wesley, reflection, journaling, a blessing, and online discussion, you will grow in faith individually and with others in community.
Expect to spend about 30 minutes to an hour every day; you pick the time of day which works best for you. Each participant will need to purchase their own copy of 40 Days with Wesley by Bishop Rueben P. Job.
Make this the year you fully experience the meaning in the journey of Lent!
About the Instructor
Pamela Deck is a United Methodist Christian Educator who loves helping churches, groups, and individuals equip disciples and connect faith to real life! Based in the Western North Carolina Conference, her educational background includes a B.S. from Clemson University, Certificate in Business Administration from Isothermal Community College, and graduate work at Candler School of Theology, Emory University, for the Certified Associate in Christian Education in the United Methodist Church 1996. With over 30 years of experience in education ministry, she served as Staff Children and Youth Ministries Coordinator at Spindale United Methodist Church. Then, Pamela contracted with the United Methodist Publishing House as: Cokesbury Action Team Conference Leader and Marion District Representative; FaithHome for Parents Consultant; and National Workshop Presenter. Additional training includes Safe Sanctuaries, Transitions, Coaching, Liturgical Dance, and Equipping Ministry. Pamela’s website is www.freewebs.com/pdeckconsulting and her Facebook page is https://www.facebook.com/PDeckConsulting/.
Pamela enjoys being involved at Spindale United Methodist Church as adult Sunday small group co-leader, Lay Delegate to Annual Conference, Staff-Parish Relations Committee, Safe Sanctuary Committee, and former Praise in Motion dance leader and youth group co-leader. She is a member of the Western North Carolina Conference (WNCC) Christians Engaged in Faith Formation. Pamela serves as WNCC Re-certification Registrar. Some favorite hobbies are travel, baking, reading, fashion and sewing, guitar, piano, and dance. Pamela lives with her husband and black lab mix and has an adult son and daughter. She looks forward to learning together with you soon!
Past Students Said…
“The course was an excellent study of Wesley Theology. It was very thought provoking and I enjoyed reading and responding to the comments made by the course instructor and the participants. This was a wonderful way to study and reassess your faith and your discipleship during the Lenten journey. Happy Easter! Christ Has Risen Indeed!”
“This is an excellent course. Bishop Job in the book has done an A+ job in helping persons to consider their faith, learn more about our Methodist beliefs, and consider where we are in our faith, and how we can grow our faith and its expression. The instructor was very good and the course was very well organized. Thank you, it was very meaningful to me.”
“This course was important to me as it gave me a lot more insight of Wesley’s thoughts and ideas. I hope to use this book for other classes and teaching about the aspect of Lent year round. I loved the course, Thank you.”