The Julian Way
by Matthew Schroeder
Matthew is a young man who found his way to the The Julian Way through a connection we have with Britney Burroughs, the Methodist campus ministry director at University of Texas Dallas. Matthew received his master's degree in English from UTD, and Justin and Lisa Hancock met him a few years ago as they were speaking with the Wesley Foundation leadership. The Julian Way has traveled with Matthew as he has discerned a call to ordained ministry and applied to Perkins School of Theology.
by Rev. Justin Hancock
Hello friends and companions of The MWF Dispersed Community. I am excited to tell you about a new initiative from the Julian Way.
Beginning in November, The Julian Way will unveil a blog and community forum based around disabled identity and culture.
by Robert Bishop
As we prepare to begin a new series of devotional thoughts in a couple of weeks, we have asked some Missional Wisdom Foundation staff members to tell us more about some upcoming classes and events.
Autumn is close, and the kids have either gone back to school or are well on their way. Back to school isn’t just for the kids, though. If you’ve been searching for a way to grow your engagement in your community, the Missional Wisdom Foundation has you covered.
by Matthew Floding, Director of Ministerial Formation, Duke Divinity School
Friendship House is a residential ministerial formation opportunity at Duke Divinity School, Vanderbilt Divinity School and Western Theological Seminary (MI). In each of these, divinity or seminary students live in intentional community with persons with an intellectual or developmental disability. Our life is ordered around the community building blocks Jean Vanier articulated (founder of L'Arche communities), Eat Together, Pray Together, Celebrate Together!
Cade's 3 Pepper Salsa
by Justin Hancock, Denise Crane, and Rachel Wells
We have now attended two Julian Way dinners with this young man, Cade Ford, and his parents, Lance and Kim. As of this writing, Cade is a 17 year old high school student. He is connecting with Justin, Lisa, and the Julian Way because his family is beginning to see that thought should be given now to what a more independent life beyond high school might look like for Cade.
Spotlight: The Julian Way
On April 30th, Justin and Lisa Hancock’s emerging ministry, The Julian Way, held a gathering of twenty people who belong to and advocate for the disabled community. The purpose of the gathering was to listen, dream, and discuss the design of a universally accessible house, which the Hancocks and Missional Wisdom Foundation hope to build together.