May 2021 Stephen and Ruth Dill Lecture Series
Featuring Rev. Adam Hamilton

Speaking on
A Thinking Person’s Guide to the Christian Faith
Rev. Adam Hamilton says that “Christians believe that God is everywhere and is involved in our lives at every moment, whether we publicly acknowledge God or not.” Join Rev. Adam Hamilton as he honestly and openly engages the questions that have kept many people from faith, while ultimately seeking to make the case for a compelling Christian faith, one that speaks to the intellect as well as the heart. 

Wednesday, May 12, 2021
6:30 pm Lecture in the Sanctuary with a Live Q & A Session
8:00 pm  Book Signing in McGowin Hall

Join us in-person or online through our dauphinwayumc.org/livestream

This event will be held at Dauphin Way United Methodist Church and is free of charge and open to the entire community.

Child care is available for ages birth- 5th grade. Child care registration is required for each child you wish to be in DWUMC child care.

Click here and register your little ones today. 

Leadership Workshop

This workshop will be held at Dauphin Way UMC on

Wed. May 12, 2021, from 2:30 PM-4:00 PM. 

This event is specifically geared toward the pastors and lay leadership of United Methodist congregations. Click here to register for the workshop. 

If you will also be attending the Rev. Hamilton’s lecture at 6:30 PM, no registration is necessary for the lecture event unless you are registering for childcare.

About Rev. Adam Hamilton

Adam Hamilton is the founding pastor of the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, Kansas. He grew up in the Kansas City area, earned a B.A. degree in Pastoral Ministry from Oral Roberts and a Master of Divinity Degree from Southern Methodist University where he was awarded the B’nai B’rith Award in Social Ethics.

He was named one of the “Ten people to watch in America’s spiritual landscape” by Religion and Ethics Newsweekly. For his work in racial reconciliation, Adam was awarded the Martin Luther King Jr. Legacy Award. Named United Methodist Person of the Year for 2012 by the United Methodist Reporter for his leadership within the United Methodist Church. He’s received numerous other awards for community service.

Hamilton launched The Church of the Resurrection with his wife and two children in 1990. It has since grown to over 22,000 adults and children under his leadership. Today the church is the largest United Methodist Church in the United States with five locations around the Kansas City area.

The congregation has a three-fold focus: Connecting with thinking people and inviting them to become followers of Jesus Christ, engaging in acts of justice and mercy in the community, and working to renew the United Methodist Church.

Adam has written over 30 books, published by Abingdon Press and Harper Collins, and Convergent; including Words of Life, The Walk: Five Essential Practices of the Christian Life, Making Sense of the Bible, and Unafraid: Living with Courage and Hope in Uncertain Times. Adam and LaVon have been married for over 38 years and have two adult daughters and a granddaughter.


“Hope is a decision we make, a choice to believe that God can take the adversity, the disappointment, the heartache, and the pain of our journeys and use these to accomplish his purposes.” 

-Rev. Adam Hamilton

About the Dill Lecture Series


Steve & Ruth Dill

The Dill Lecture Series was established in 2013 by Dauphin Way United Methodist Church Foundation to honor Dr. Stephen Dill and his wife Ruth for their 40 years of service to the church and to the community. 

The Lecture Series brings to Mobile esteemed speakers to offer their insights and inspiration to the Dauphin Way congregation and to the community at large.  The inaugural speaker of the series in 2014 was Thomas Cahill, American scholar and writer, who is best known for his acclaimed Hinges of History series.  In 2015 the speaker was Dr. Walter Brueggemann, considered to be the preeminent contemporary scholar of the Old Testament.  Rachel Held Evans, best-selling author and nationally popular blogger, was featured in 2016.  Dr. Wayne Flynt, Auburn University professor emeritus and renowned scholar of Southern history, politics, religion, and culture, was the 2017 speaker. Founder and editor-in-chief of Sojourners and renowned preacher and theologian Jim Wallis was the speaker in 2018. Krista Tippett, creator, and host of NPR programs Speaking of Faith and On Being was the 2019 speaker.