Podcast episode features Institute

"In Layman's Terms," a podcast from the Great Plains Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church, featured the Richard and Julia Wilke Institute for Discipleship in a December 2019 episode. The episode, hosted by Great Plains director of communications, Todd Seifert, highlights the work of BeADisciple.com and its connection to Disciple Bible Study, and touches on the work of the Timothy Circle, the Summit Youth Academy, Amp It Up worship band camp, the Bishop Scholar program, and the Visiting Scholar program. The episode includes interviews with Institute staff members Steve Wilke and Lisa…continue reading →

New Video Study Tackles Issue Now Dividing United Methodist Church

            With the prospect of a split looming over the United Methodist Church, the Institute for Discipleship has partnered with a prominent United Methodist pastor to produce a new DVD study series addressing the issue of homosexuality. “Faithful and Inclusive: The Bible, Sexuality, and the United Methodist Church” was created to guide United Methodists through the issue that has churned the denomination for decades. “My hope is that this study can leave United Methodists with the understanding that they can affirm their commitment to the authority of scripture…continue reading →

Institute helps organize first confirmation camp for Wichita districts

After the success of the Summit Youth Academy last summer, Rev. Wendy Mohler-Seib was tapped to organize a confirmation camp for Wichita districts by district superintendent Mitch Reece. Mohler-Seib, who is the director of faith formation for youth and young adults at the Institute and leads the Summit Youth Academy, knew the camp would be a good fit with the Institute's mission of providing Christian resources and education that build disciples and would continue the Institute's history of expanding access to Christian education. “If we would not have offered this week-long intensive, they would not…continue reading →