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Ministry Update from Lon Fendall

Dear Friends, Recently it was my privilege to be a part of the Friends United Meeting (FUM) Triennial in Marion, Indiana. The presentations by Richard Foster and James Bryan Smith were wonderfully inspiring, the workshops were great and the fellowship around the meal times allowed us to process all that was going on. My role at the Triennial was to…

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Field Staff Reports: Lon Fendall – December 2012

A CATALYST FOR ACADEMIC IMPROVEMENT Those who hear about the FUM Field Staff and see my title, “Academic Consultant” may wonder what such a person does at Friends Theological College. Sometimes I wonder what I do as well, but it’s a rewarding niche in one of FUM’s unique and important ministries, Friends Theological College. In a nutshell, the title means…

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Revitalizing Teaching and Learning at Friends Theological College

By Lon Fendall, Friends Theological College academic consultant “Unfortunately, teaching is too often like putting money in the bank,” said our workshop leader, Dr. Chip Kingsbury. The workshop participants actually thought putting money in the bank was quite a good thing to do. But Kingsbury went on to explain why the banking model did not fit well with the goal…

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Quaker Life - Mar/Apr 2012

FUM Ministry of the Month

Each month through December 2012, we will focus on a different ministry of Friends United Meeting. This “Ministry of the Month” corresponds with the FUM wall calendar that is available for $7.50 from the Friends United Press Shopping Center. April 2012 FUM Field Staff Field staff are hired by Friends United Meeting to coordinate and carry out the work of Friends…

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Friends Theological College

One place where the four priorities of Friends United Meeting (communication, evangelism, leadership development and global partnerships) come together with high impact is Friends Theological College (FTC). FTC likely has more potential to “energize and equip Friends to gather people into fellowships …” than in any other ministry of FUM. The only Friends pastoral training institution in East Africa, FTC…

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April FUM Ministry of the Month – Field Staff

Staff members are hired by Friends United Meeting to coordinate and carry out the work of Friends in Africa, Belize, and Ramallah. These individuals, whom we call field staff, are currently expected to raise their own ministry expenses, which include all of their office, travel/vehicle, living, communication, and deputation expenses, plus their salaries. Add fundraising to their daily duties of bringing…

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