EP.007: The Bishops Speak Series: Bishop Julius Calvin Trimble-Indiana Area UMC In Episode 007 of “The United Methodist People Podcast” Rev. Dr. Brad Miller launches a series of podcast episodes focusing on conversations with United Methodist Bishops from around the world with an in-depth conversation with Indiana Area Bishop Julius Calvin Trimble. In bimonthly episodes published in the time frame leading up to the 2019 called General Conference of the United Methodist Church Dr Brad will speak to Bishops and other key thought leaders from throughout the connection on two questions facing the church. 1. What is the state of The United Methodist Church in achieving our mission of “Making Disciples of Jesus Christ for the Transformation of the World?” 2. In looking forward to the 2019 General Conference what is their understanding of “the way forward” and what is their vision of what “the way forward” will look like post the 2019 conference? Bishop Julius Trimble celebrated his first anniversary as Indiana Bishop in September 2017, after serving eight years in Iowa, and shares with Dr. Brad his impressions of and lessons learned about the state of the church. Bishop Trimble shares his vision moving forward for United Methodism being a powerful witness for God connecting every community. Bishop Trimble tells Dr.Brad about his experience in observing effective ministries to children, missions and peace and justice matters in Indiana United Methodist Churches. Bishop Trimble emphasizes transformation through connection with community and the church as a prophetic, encouraging voice that speaks to a hurting world. Bishop Trimble and Dr. Brad speak about the challenges facing the United Methodist Church as a whole over issues of human sexuality. In particular Bishop Trimble offers his take on “a way forward” for the United Methodist Church. Bishop Trimble shares a word of encouragement for pastors and leaders in Indiana and the UMC that all are children of a most high God. Listen the Bishops speak in Episode 007 of “The United Methodist People Podcast” featuring Indiana Area Bishop Julius Trimble.