This year Suncreek welcomed Joel B. Green, Ph.D.

Joel B. Green, Ph.D. is an American New Testament scholar, theologian, author, and Associate Dean for the Center for Advanced Theological Studies and Professor of New Testament Interpretation at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California.

Sunday morning sermon: “Who’s the Church For?” (Luke 13:10-17)

Sunday evening address: “Reading Scripture for Transformation”

Monday Lunch address for Clergy:
“Good News to Whom? Reflecting with Luke on the Character of the Church’s Mission”

The Mission and History of the Palmer Studies in the Faith Lecture Series

The mission of Palmer Studies in the Faith is to foster spiritual growth, family renewal, and service to our community. It seeks to address the essential needs for spiritual growth in a vibrant, growing congregation. Held annually in February, the series brings outstanding lecturers who share inspiration and expertise on a variety of Christian faith subjects. Palmer Studies in the Faith was established in 2001. Support for the inaugural year of the lectureship was provided in part by the estate of the late Dr. George H. Palmer to honor his many years of ministry in the United Methodist Church. George Palmer’s grandson, Dr. Burt Palmer, was the founding pastor of Suncreek UMC, serving from 1995 to 2001. George Palmer’s son, Dr. Jim Palmer, served on the Suncreek UMC staff from 1999 to 2003.  Past lecturers include Rev. Dr. James W. Moore, Bishop Scott Jameson Jones, Rev. Dr. Zan Wesley Holmes, Jr., Bishop Richard B. Wilke – the creator of the Disciple Bible Study Series, Rev. Leanne Hadley, Dr. John Holbert, aand Rev. Dr. J. Ellsworth Kalas.

Past Lecturers

2013 Rev. Dr. Alyce McKenzie  Wisdom in the Wilderness
2012 Paula D'Arcy Life Interrupted
2011 Dr. J. Ellsworth Kalas Being Disciples in the 21st Century
2010 Bishop Earl Bledsoe What is the Kingdom of God?
2009 Rev. Jim Ozier The Big Differences Little Differences Make
2008 Rev. Dr. James W. Moore Faith is the Answer, But What Are the Questions?
2007 Bishop Scott Jameson Jones Life Journeys with God
2006 Rev. Dr. Zan Wesley Holmes, Jr. Some Critical Questions for Today's Disciples
2005 Bishop Richard B. Wilke Strengthening Your Spiritual Walk
2004 Rev. Dr. John C. Holbert Great Biblical Stories of the Old Testament
2003 Rev. Leanne Hadley The Spiritual Development of Children
2001 Rev. Dr. J. Ellsworth Kalas Biblical Stories from the Back Side

In Loving Memory of Dr. Jim Palmer (1929-2011)

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