Richard B. Wilke

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Bishop Richard B. Wilke created The DISCIPLE Bible Study with his wife, Julia. This training for Christian leaders has been completed by nearly two million graduates in more than 10,000 congregations and 30 denominations. The DISCIPLE series is now available in German, Korean, Spanish, and Chinese.

Julia Wilke (his wife), Bishop Richard B. Wilke, and Nancy Kruh (Author of a book about The Disciple Bible Study) at Suncreek United Methodist Church (Allen,TX) in 2005.

Books[edit]

  • Pastor and Marriage Group Counseling, Abingdon Press, 1974.
  • Tell Me Again I'm Listening, Festival Books, 1977.
  • Our Father, Abingdon Press, 1978.
  • And Are We Yet Alive? The Future of the United Methodist Church, Abingdon Press, 1986.
  • Signs and Wonders: The Mighty Work of God in the Church, Abingdon Press, 1989.
  • The Tie That Binds: Connecting With God, the Church, and the World, Abingdon Press, 2008.

Episcopacy & District Superintendency[edit]

  • Bishop Wilke served as District Superintendent of the Winfield District in the Kansas Conference from 1971 to 1973. [1]
  • Bishop Wilke was elected to the episcopacy of the United Methodist Church in 1984. [2]
  • Bishop Wilke served for 12 years (1984-1996) in the Arkansas area. [3]

Local Church Ministry[edit]

Other[edit]

Bishop Wilke introduced Hillary Clinton when she addressed the 1996 General Conference of the United Methodist Church. [5]

Bishop Wilke was recognized in 2005 by Yale Divinity School for Distinction in Ordained Ministry [6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "History of First Methodist Church - Wichita, Kansas". First UMC Wichita, Kansas. Archived from the original on October 11, 2008. Retrieved 2008-03-15. 
  2. ^ "United Methodist Bishops". United Methodist Church. Retrieved 2008-03-15. 
  3. ^ "United Methodist Museum of Arkansas - Photograph". United Methodist Museum of Arkansas. Retrieved 2008-03-15. 
  4. ^ "History of First Methodist Church - Wichita, Kansas". First UMC Wichita, Kansas. Archived from the original on October 11, 2008. Retrieved 2008-03-15. 
  5. ^ "Introduction of Hillary Rodham Clinton". Historical Society of the United Methodist Church. Retrieved 2008-03-15. 
  6. ^ "Yale Divinity School Award". Yale Divinity School. Retrieved 2008-03-15. 

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