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February 2018 Update

 Order of the Flame is Coming Up March 12-16!

Here are a few of our speakers you don’t want to miss.

Pete Bellini

Pete is the Associate Professor of Evangelization in the Heisel Chair and the Director of Non-Degree Programs at United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio. He teaches in the areas of Church Renewal, Global Charismatic Studies, Missiology, Evangelism, Intercultural and Interreligious Encounter, Urban Studies and Pastoral Care and Counseling.

He is an ordained Elder in the West Ohio Conference of the United Methodist Church and has served in ministry for over 30 years. He has been a leader in every facet of ministry, including new church starts, church turnarounds, mergers, local church renewal, discipleship and leadership training, inner city and global missions and several marketplace ministries. He is the author of three books Introducing Truth Therapy, Truth Therapy, and Participation: Epistemology and Mission Theology.

Pete’s sharing at Order of the Flame . . .
“Methodism on Fire”

Roz Picardo

Roz leads a consulting group for church planters/pastors called Picardo Coaching LLC and is the author of Embrace: A Church Plant That Broke All the Rules (Pickwick Publications), Ministry Makeover: Recovering a Theology of Bivocational Ministry (Wipf & Stock Publishers) and Funding Ministry with Five Loaves and Two Fishes (Abingdon Press).

Rosario (Roz) is a follower of Jesus, husband to Callie who he first met at Starbucks and father to Lily. He happens to be “a very regular dude” that God has entrusted with a vision for ministering to the people of Dayton. Roz grew up in western New York as a first-generation Sicilian-American. In 2003, he earned his B.A. in Religion from Houghton College, and in 2007 a Masters of Divinity from Asbury Theological Seminary and 2014 a Doctoral Degree from United Theological Seminary.

Roz’s sharing at Order of the Flame . . .
“Faith Sharing and Addiction”


From 30 May to 6 June 2018 young adults from across the globe will gather in Costa Rica for Metanoia 2018 – a faith strengthening, mission empowering, horizon-expanding time of transformation!



Registration is Now Open!

Convergence Conference ~ August 12-20, 2018
Wesley Heritage Tour ~ August 20-25, 2018

Surrounded by the rich history of the Wesleyan movement in Northeast England, as well as some of the most well-known Wesleyan historical sites throughout the rest of England, World Methodist Evangelism and St. John’s College, Durham University will bring together leading scholars for conversations about some of the most important topics of Evangelism today.

In this rich environment, we will examine the practice of evangelism in a context where many people seem distant from the church, but still wrestle with the deep questions of meaning and purpose that are found in the Gospel.

Scholars and ministry leaders will challenge and inspire us to find the areas of convergence around important topics like:

  • Science and Faith
  • Media (Television and Film) and Faith
  • The Monastic and the Missional
  • Fresh Expressions and New Movements
  • Globalization and Migration
  • Digital Discipleship and Evangelism
  • Sharing your faith in a Post-Christian era
  • and many more!