“FOLLOW, LEARN, TRAIN: THE MAKING OF DISCIPLES”
This is the year-round theme of Harris Memorial College adopted from the General Conference theme for the quadrennium: “Make Disciples of Jesus Christ to Transform the World.” This theme echoes back John Wesley’s declaration of mission in the first London Conference in 1744: “To reform the nation and spread scriptural holiness across the land.” Harris takes this mission by heart, and thus, lessons and or discussions in the regular programs for the spiritual formation of the students shall revolve around the theme: “Follow, Learn, Train: The Making of a Disciple.”
Explanation of the Theme and Logo
In recent years, General Conferences have focused our attention on the command of the Risen Christ to “Go and make disciples of all nations,” (Matthew 28:19-20) by declaring that the mission of The United Methodist Church is “to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.”
Our theme is a bold declaration of our mission that can help unite The United Methodist Church in a common calling. It grows out of our shared conviction that people across the connection are crying out for clarity about our mission that speaks to who we are, binds us together, and leads us in a common direction. Our hope is that it will enable us to set clear priorities for the use of our resources.
1. It is biblically grounded in the command of the Risen Christ in Matthew 28:1-20.
2. It is Christ-centered. The graphic image of the cross represents the presence of Jesus Christ at the center of our mission.
3. The circles that extend from the cross express energy and movement into ministry in the world.
4. The imperative verbs — “make…transform” — underscore the urgency of our mission and call for active response.
5. It aligns the General Conference with our mission so that the Conference is not a one-time event, but a part of the ongoing ministry of the church.
6. It affirms the “both/and” character of our Methodist identity with its emphasis on personal discipleship by which we participate in God’s transformation of the world.
7. The bright sun and blue water represents Tampa, Florida, as the site of the 2012 General Conference.
NOTE FROM THE EDITOR:
The theme and logo that appears in the slider and the explanation herein presented are property rights of the General Conference 2012 of the United Methodist Church used with permission granted through the United Methodist Communications in Nashville, Tennessee, USA. Permission granted through email on May 29, 2012 by Alan Morrison, Business Manager of General Conference.
Daily Morning Devotion
Chapel Service every Thursday
Class Spiritual Retreats
Christian Emphasis Week
Daily Evening Devotion
Elementary and High School
Weekly Chapel Service
Integration of Spiritual Values in lessons
Spiritual Retreat for Graduating Students
Weekly Chapel Service
Bible Story Telling once a week
Integration of spiritual values in lessons