Intentional Faith Development

Developing Leaders in Your Church: Great Inspiration in this 'Romans 12' Newsletter


Be sure to read this edition of the Romans 12 Newsletter! It's about a great leadership development initiative that includes spiritual formation, study, and reflection on ministry.  From Romans 12 Newsletter Issue #204 August 8, 2014 Growing Spiritual Leaders Dixon United Methodist Church in Dixon, California, has launched a leadership development initiative that includes spiritual formation, study, and reflection on ministry. Meeting monthly, over the course of nine months, leaders gather on...

10 Amazingly Easy Ways to Live Out Your Faith on Pinterest


Tami Heim shared 10 amazingly easy ways to live out your faith on Pinterest in a recent blog post at She writes, "for those of us on the lookout for every opportunity to #LiveSticky, Pinterest is yet another place to share and live out our faith.  On this platform every board holds the possibility of becoming a glorious reflection the God we serve." A few of her ideas include: #1  Your Profile  Profiles are part of the first impression you make on any social media platform. On...

Red Letter Jesus Premiering at Chamblee


If you saw Brad Sherrill perform The Gospel of John, you already know you don't want to miss his latest--Red Letter Jesus. It's premiering at Chamblee First on Oct 14 at 7:30 p.m. In Red Letter Jesus, Brad performs Jesus' words from Mattew, Mark and Luke - accompanied by imagry from Israel and Jordan. For more information, go to Here's a YouTube video preview:

God and Science: Local Church Seminar Idea


Bill Peck, a Sunday school teacher and member of Oak Grove UMC, has developed a seminar that several churches have found interesting and highly successful. Called "God and Science," the workshop is a guided presentation and discussion of how scientific discoveries may be reconciled with the Genesis account of beginnings. The purpose is for participants to leave with a better understanding of the language and history of evolution. Bill says that, "We hope to present evidence that should broaden ...

Interesting Upcoming Event for Women


Women are invited to a retreat in Ellijay June 27-29 called "Conversations With Julian of Norwich about God's Extravagant Love." The retreat will be led by Roberta Bondi, professor at Candler School of Theology, and Sharon Watkins, pastor of Tucker First UMC. The brochure for the event explains that Julian of Norwich lived from 1342 to 1416. Her "Revelation of Diving Love (or Showings)" is generally considered one of the most remarkable documents of medieval religious experience and theology. ...

Banners Remind Us of Who We are to Be


I saw these banners at First Baptist Orlando while I was at a MissionInsite Conference last week. They're reminders around the church of who we are to be. They say: Every Believer Serving Others Excellence in All We Do Worship as a Lifestyle Authentic Biblical Community All People Matter to God    

Continuing Education Ideas for Clergy


 Christianity 21: Faith in the 21st Century - Please let me know if you go or have been 21 Voices                                                                     21 Ideas     21 Minutes Each Christianity 21 will gather 21 of the most innovative Voices for Christianity's future, October 9-11, and give them each 21 minutes to share their passion.  Website:   Theological Conversation with Jürgen Moltmann             an Emergent Village gathering - Please let me know if...