William H. Willimon

William H. Willimon

Will Willimon, is Bishop of the UMC (ret.), Professor of the Practice of Christian Ministry at Duke Divinity School, and Pastor of Duke Memorial UMC in Durham, NC.

The Reverend Dr. William H. Willimon served as Bishop of the North Alabama Conference of The United Methodist Church, for eight years before retiring. As Bishop, he led the 157,000 Methodists and 792 pastors in North Alabama. For twenty years prior to the episcopacy, he was Dean of the Chapel and Professor of Christian Ministry at Duke University.

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Resources

A Guide to Preaching and Leading Worship

A Guide to Preaching and Leading Worship

CEB Common English Wesley Study Bible, DecoTone

CEB Common English Wesley Study Bible, DecoTone

Calling and Character

Calling and Character

The Stewardship Companion

The Stewardship Companion

Articles

Scripture Reads Us

By William H. Willimon
This video is a clip from session six of Animate: Bible. Animate: Bible is a seven-session exploration of the Bible for adults that features perspectives from Christian thought… read more

The Tough Truth about Our Small Churches

By William H. Willimon
In Jason Byassee’s beautifully written book, The Gifts of the Small Church, he states that “the small church is God’s primary way of saving people.”… read more

Natural Church Development

By William H. Willimon
William H. Willimon is Bishop of the North Alabama Conference of the United Methodist Church. He has been named as one of the Twelve Most Effective Preachers in the… read more

The UMC's Biggest Challenge

By William H. Willimon
This is the fourth of Ministry Matters' new video series featuring well-known pastors and ministry leaders across America. Check back next week to see featured video of Jo Saxton, … read more

Called to Be Different

By William H. Willimon
When I was in seminary, I got the impression that my job as a pastor was to help lessen the gap between the Bible and the “modern world.” Here was the Bible, mired in… read more

Preaching on the Way of John 14:6

By William H. Willimon
Jesus is on the way, the way of the cross. And on his cruciform way Jesus speaks about the way of the disciples. He tells them that he is the way his way is the way that is, the… read more
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