#MeToo Toolkit - Resources for a Faithful Response
The #MeToo Toolkit has been developed by the General Commission on the Status and Role of Women (GCSRW) which joins others around the world in addressing the prevalence and problem of sexual misconduct throughout our Church and society. The #MeToo movement, founded by Tarana Burke, an African-American activist, has seemed like the Spirit of Truth moving through our world, uncovering that which has been hidden in plain sight for decades. The toolkit offers resources of printed materials, links to important websites, as well as suggestions for participatory conversations designed to encourage dialogue to help people identify, understand, and respond to the reality of sexual misconduct. All of which are intended to help guide people to a deeper understanding of the problem of sexual misconduct and resources/beliefs of The United Methodist Church in response to this problem.
||Parliamentary Procedure -- A Matter Of Order
This pocket guide to Robert's Rules of Order outlines meeting agendas and the typical order of business; the five general types of motions; and procedures for proposing, discussing, and voting on motions. A clear, at-a-glance chart explains the types of motions and the rules associated with them. Discusses the benefits of parliamentary procedure. Same text as Classic "The A-B-C's Of Parliamentary Procedure"
(18259)A. 16 pages, 5 1/2" x 8"
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God of the Bible is a five week study designed for small groups to explore expansive language- the names, images and ways God has been revealed to us in Scripture. Exploring both common and less known passages, this study challenges participants to strengthen their personal relationship with God by removing barriers of human limitations from our understanding of who God is. The addendum includes sermon ideas, hymns and reading lists to further your personal study and to develop worship utilizing expansive language. Finally, there is a list of nonsexist names for God.
God of the Bible is available to download in PDF format:
"Women Called to Ministry" is a six-session study exploring our understanding of women's roles in The United Methodist Church. Why are women ordained? Why are they included in all areas of leadership? How did we arrive at those understandings?
Produced by the General Commission on the Status and Role of Women to mark the 50th anniversary of women's ordination, the series is designed primarily for use by local congregations.
Study guides, leader's guides and supplemental materials are available for download in PDF format in English, Spanish, French and Portuguese:
- Leader's guidein English
- Student's guide in English
- Appendix in English
- "Mujeres Llamadas al Ministerio," leader's guide in Spanish
- Student's guide in Spanish
- Appendix in Spanish
- "Guide de l'animateur en français" Leader's guide, French version
- "Guide de l'étudiant en français", Student's guide, French
- "Annexe en français", Appendix in French
- "Guia Para Lideres",Leader's Guide, Portuguese
- "Guia Para Estudantes",Student Guide, Portuguese
- "Guia Para Apendices",Addendum, Portuguese
- Leader's guide in Korean
- Student's guide in Korean
- Appendix in Korean
- Leader's guide Russian
- Student's guide Russian
- Appendix in Russian
Rock, Shepherd, Friend is a four-session study designed to help Christians look at the way we talk about God and examine the images we hold of God. It is designed primarily for use by local congregations. It may be downloaded or copied. Click here to download in PDF format.
||Words That Hurt, Words That Heal is a beloved resource recently made available again by The United Methodist Publishing House at the urging of GCSRW and United Methodist Women. In addition to research about inclusive/expansive language, it contains a Bible study that can be undertaken by adult Sunday School classes, UMW circles, church leaders or other groups. It's available through Cokesbury as a PDF download.