Kelly Fryer will explore “All anew,” a three-session Bible study that shares the theme of the 2017 Women of the ELCA Triennial Gathering in Minneapolis. She has also committed to lead the Bible study or a workshop at the triennial gathering. She will bring to this role the experience of a pastor, teacher, entrepreneur and communicator. Kelly has more than 20 years of experience in turning around ministries and organizations and has authored faith-related books.
Session one: Say goodbye to nice–Nice is not the same as good. Making nice is what you do to avoid upsetting people. But Good knows there are more important things than your reputation, your balance sheet and whatever else it is you count on to make you comfortable. Good does what matters.
Session two: Stand with the least of these–God requires of those who live in privilege and comfort to recognize what God is up to and join in. God is on a mission to love, bless and save the world. If we are going to be a part of that mission, here is where it begins: Among the poor and those who have been displaced and disenfranchised.
Session three: Upending the tables–What is our responsibility when the very systems that have been put in place to protect people and make sure justice is done become tools to oppress? Do we just stand by and allow injustice to continue?
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Are there any resources that accompany the summer study for bible study leaders ?
Hi, Sharon! Unfortunately, there’s not a leader guide for these studies.
These sessions are intended to be co-created and co-led by members of the group – a living out of the priesthood of all believers. No “leader’s guide” and no experience necessary!
I read the Gather Magazine cover to cover and work out the Bible Studies. I am 91 and don’t get to our Circle study anymore but still enjoy the studies. Bless you for all you do. I was in Minneapolis when it met there years ago!
My husband and I both attended. So very glad we did. Every congregation should take some time to really think things through. Thank you Kelly!!
God has been working on me to find a way to live out my compassion for the homeless of Tucson since retiring last year. Serving as a ‘Guide’ at a Tucson Homeless Connect in Feb was fun and satisfying. Still I drug my feet re making a longer term commitment until our Circle’s session 1 of “All Anew” by Tucson author Kelly Fryer! I could resist the Holy Spirit no longer and signed up for orientation at Sister Jose Women’s Center for homeless women. I am now a volunteer there. Thank you God for the leadership of your servants in WELCA and Kelly Fryer!