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And Are We Yet Alive?

David Naglee

And Are We yet Alive?  “Leaving Bristol after preaching at five, in the evening I preached at Stroud; where, to my surprise, I found the morning preaching was given up, as also in the neighboring places.  If this be the case while I am alive, what must it be when I am gone?  Give up this, and Methodism too will degenerate into a mere sect, only distinguished by some opinions and modes of worship.” John Wesley Journal- March 15, 1784   Wesley was distressed when the opportunities to share the ...


Appointments

Terry Walton

I Was Thinking… This past week was my first time to be involved in the beginning stages of the appointive process of the United Methodist Church.  I must say I have found it insightful.  There were moments of great joy.  There were moments of great stress.  There were moments of pain.  There were moments of tension.  There were many moments of prayer and a moment of singing the Doxology.  There were moments of worship as we, the appointive cabinet, fulfilled the calling as missional strategists...


New Day of Mission

I'm 5 months into my new appointment and learning what it means to be a circuit rider throughout North Georgia and beyond. I now serve the North Georgia conference through the Connectional Ministries office with focus on missions and outreach. I also serve part time with our UMC Global Ministries with emphasis on Mission Celebrations and strategy from a congregational perspective. Both roles allow for a fair amount of travel and plenty of interactions with clergy, laity, and church leadership to...


Setting Goals... & Keeping After Them!

Connection Points

I attended the Worship Design conference last Saturday at Impact UMC with Jason Moore sharing ways we could create powerful, transformative services. In addition to the solid content, and the wonderful opportunity to visit with the clergy and laity leaders from so many churches, I also enjoyed being at Impact again. I'd forgotten that Impact posts their church goals at both exit doors visible as you leave the sanctuary. I was struck again that setting solid challenge goals, which are shared by ...


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