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The Discipleship Task Force's NIC Book Club was created to encourage conference-wide book discussions to nurture our spirit in growing as disciples of Jesus Christ. Suggested readings will be offered. Participants are welcome to read and reflect individually or join a group discussion. Group discussions will be held in-person and via Zoom when appropriate.

We look forward to sharing this experience together.

~Karen Bonnell and Rev. Caleb Hong, Co-Chairs of Discipleship Task Force

If you have any questions, please email

Living Our Beliefs Book

Upcoming Fall 2023 Study - Living Our Beliefs: The United Methodist Way By Kenneth L. Carder

Faithful Christian discipleship requires a foundation in the core belief and practices of the Christian tradition.  Wesley's sermons and writing provide this stepping off point.  Living Our Beliefs offers a basic explanation of the beliefs and practices of The United Methodist Church as defined in Part II of The Book of Discipline.  Readers uncover a deeper understanding and experience of Christian faith as they live the United Methodist way.

Are you attending Annual Conference? If so, stop by the Discipleship Task Force’s table and enter to win a copy of this book. Copies of the book will also be on sale at a discounted rate of $10.

Rev. G. Morris Jarkloh, Jr, pastor of West Ridge UMC in the Lake North District is a member of the Discipleship Task Force and chairs the NIC Book Club. Rev. Jarkloh says, “I am super excited to inform you about this year's Book Club. We will be reading the book titled Living our Beliefs: The United Methodist Way which commences in September. I look forward to seeing all of you, clergy and laity, as we together deepen our faith with God.”

You may read it on your own, gather a small group of your own together, or join one of the opportunities in place. More information including opportunities, timelines and more coming soon.

Interested in leading a group?

Please email

Soul Reset Small

Winter 2022/2023 Study - Soul Reset: Breakdown, Breakthrough, and the Journey to Wholeness by Junius Dotson

Rev Dotson spoke at one of our Laity Convocations and also led the Bible Study for our Annual Conference.   Here Junius Dotson tells his story, and here is how this study works for congregations.

Soul Reset is a call for the church and all of Jesus’ disciples to reset and reorder their lives around spiritual practices, to learn to walk through our difficult seasons with our souls connected to the source of Living Water so that we don’t burn out or break down. And if we do burn out or break down, we learn to lift one another up and point one another back to Jesus.

Walking With Giants Smaller

Lent 2022 Book Choice - Kneeling with Giants by Gary Neal Hansen

What kind of experience do you have in your prayer life?  Is it full of joy or does it fall flat?  Gary Neal Hansen, author of our first selection for the NIC Book Club, suggests if your experience is the latter, conceivably you haven’t found a prayer method that you really connect with.  In his book, Kneeling with Giants, he offers a wide range of approaches to prayer that are all classics.  What better time than Lent to search out a deeper relationship with the God who so loved the world…?

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