Don’t miss FLAME 2019!
Join us at Epworth by the Sea on St. Simons Island, Georgia
March 11-15, 2019
Here are a few of our speakers and leaders…
Kimberly Reisman is the Executive Director of World Methodist Evangelism. Kim will help us develop a strong theological foundation for showing and sharing the love of Jesus by exploring evangelism from the perspective of embrace. Through the metaphor of embrace, Kim will outline the essential values that ground all faith sharing.
Matt Hook serves as the Spiritual Director for the Order of the FLAME. Under Matt’s leadership FLAME gatherings become wide open to the movement of the Holy Spirit through worship, prayer, and personal reflection.
Having taught preaching at both Duke Divinity School and Fuller School of Theology, Joy Moore now provides leadership, not just for the academy, but for the local church. A gifted preacher and teacher, Joy will open the Scripture to us in worship and enable us to go deeper into the art of preaching for response.
A native of Brazil, Paulo Lopes has spent his life at the intersection of personal and social holiness. Drawing on his experiences in both Brazil and the United States, Paulo will open us to a deeper understanding of human need and the many ways evangelism is intertwined with meeting the needs of others.
Zach Szmara is lead pastor at The Bridge, a multi-cultural, multi-lingual congregation that provides Department of Justice recognized legal services for immigrants. A significant leader in the Wesleyan Church’s nationwide Immigrant Connection Ministries and a vital part of WME’s Next Generation Advisory Board, Zach will enable us to see the holistic nature of sharing the Good News of Jesus in the context of community ministries.
Chase Stancle is the Worship Leader for the Order of the FLAME. The FLAME community is blessed by Chase’s musical gifts as well as his sensitivity to the Holy Spirit in worship. In addition to leading our worship experiences, Chase will provide insight into ways we can open ourselves to the movement of the Holy Spirit in multi-cultural contexts of worship and community life.