The Book of Discipline The Musical #umc #umclead #tnac2011

With the success of “The Book of Mormon”  & our United Methodist Church Annual Conferences happening around the UMC over the past month and half. Some friends & I had running imaginations that “The Book of Discipline” is just as confusing as the Book of Mormon so why not create a equally compelling broadway play that can debut right before General Conference in 2012.

“The Book of Discipline” a musical based on the doctrinal works of the United Methodist Church. Musical numbers would include:

  • “Prevenient Grace, How Sweet the Realization”
  • “Where As, Hence, Be It”
  • “Christ, from whom All Committees Flow”
  • “Take My Life and Let it SPRC”
  • “I am a Methodist…and Methodists just whatever…”
  • “Depth of Resolutions”
  • “Jesus, Lover of my Social Principles”
  • “Lo He comes with Consensus Descending”
  • “Where As, Hence, Be It Therefore”
  • “Oh Come and Dwell in, this huge book we Created”
  • “Oh for a Thousand ‘Vital Congregations’ To Sing”

Creators & Contributors to “The Book of Discipline” the musical Heather Bennett, Russell Hale, Brad Smith, & you who leave ideas in the comments.

 

Comments

  1. says

    How about, “I’m a Methodist, and I’m okay…”

    You might want to update “Thousand Vital Congregations” to Ten Thousand Vital Congregations, since Tower Watson said they found about 4000 vital ones already. Wouldn’t want to lop off 3000 of those now would we?

    Alternately, maybe it’s “When we’ve 10000 vital congregations, 6K more than before, we’ll keep those dashboards running strong till we’ve 10000 more!”

    • Gavin Richardson says

      Could make that reprise as well Taylor, or save it for the sequel. This is sure to be a big hit

  2. says

    How about, “I’m a Methodist, and I’m okay…”

    You might want to update “Thousand Vital Congregations” to Ten Thousand Vital Congregations, since Tower Watson said they found about 4000 vital ones already. Wouldn’t want to lop off 3000 of those now would we?

    Alternately, maybe it’s “When we’ve 10000 vital congregations, 6K more than before, we’ll keep those dashboards running strong till we’ve 10000 more!”

    • Gavin Richardson says

      Could make that reprise as well Taylor, or save it for the sequel. This is sure to be a big hit

  3. Heather says

    Very good, Taylor.

    “Alas, and did our people snooze.”

    “It came upon a session clear, the tally of ballots told. The presentation of inclusiveness, rang out from COSROW and CORR. Thing of wonder, shouts alright! Delegations of mixed delight. Southward seeking, “To Tampa” ringing. Legislation from day to night. Ooooo, uggggg.” :)

  4. Heather says

    Very good, Taylor.

    “Alas, and did our people snooze.”

    “It came upon a session clear, the tally of ballots told. The presentation of inclusiveness, rang out from COSROW and CORR. Thing of wonder, shouts alright! Delegations of mixed delight. Southward seeking, “To Tampa” ringing. Legislation from day to night. Ooooo, uggggg.” :)

  5. says

    Sung to the tune of “I Believe” from the Book of Mormon.

    “I believe that every decision must be made in committee. And I believe that those committee meetings should have casseroles. And I believe that we need a committee to choose the members of the aforementioned committee. I am a Methodist…and a Methodist serves in committees.”

  6. says

    Sung to the tune of “I Believe” from the Book of Mormon.

    “I believe that every decision must be made in committee. And I believe that those committee meetings should have casseroles. And I believe that we need a committee to choose the members of the aforementioned committee. I am a Methodist…and a Methodist serves in committees.”

  7. N B says

    “And can it be that the Church should gain some interest in the market game… depositing the offerings that members gave, for him who died our souls to save. Amazing rates of return on the bank accounts, because we pray and pray and pray that upwards goes th’ amount.”

  8. N B says

    “And can it be that the Church should gain some interest in the market game… depositing the offerings that members gave, for him who died our souls to save. Amazing rates of return on the bank accounts, because we pray and pray and pray that upwards goes th’ amount.”

  9. says

    My husband and I both work in the UM church/conference office and absolutely love this idea. We definitely want to see this happen. :-)

  10. says

    My husband and I both work in the UM church/conference office and absolutely love this idea. We definitely want to see this happen. :-)

  11. Caren Bigelow Morgan says

    How about that classic,
    “If UMC Me Now”
    or
    “Don’t Cry For Me Gen’ral Conference”

  12. Caren Bigelow Morgan says

    How about that classic,
    “If UMC Me Now”
    or
    “Don’t Cry For Me Gen’ral Conference”

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