LaGrange District



3 Needful Things This Month


October brings long “to do” lists. I will pray for your joy and peace during these activities! And to help order your process, note these 3 needful things for your church:


October is “Call Month” We affirm that God calls us all to ministry—we speak our vows with joy and commitment when we join the church. And we also affirm that there is one Spirit, with many gifts.

Ephesians 4:11 “The gifts he gave were that some would be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, some pastors and teachers, 12 to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ…”

All are not called to the same life or the same tasks! But don’t misunderstand--some of your people are surely called to the ministry and may be waiting for affirmation! This is the month to help everyone understand the critical nature of God’s call, and perhaps provide that nudge to respond. How will you help these called persons, these leaders, to answer God’s call?


October is “Pastor Appreciation Month” All of us need a kind word, a note of appreciation, a reminder that what we are doing is noticed. I hope all churches will consider a way to affirm their pastors this month. It lights the fire and commitment within us all when we are appreciated.


October is “MissionInsite” training Month”  Jesus said ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’  Now more than ever, we need to claim that the church is made to reach our neighbors with the love of Christ. AND, we need to understand more about the “others” before we determine what they need, what they want, and what will bring their response. MissionInsite is a database provided to all churches by the Conference Center for Church Excellence. But many of us don’t know this, or don’t know how to use it. Solution: Your District Strategic Growth Team will be training pastors and interested laity in the use of this program for growing the church and the Kingdom of God. “This may be the most important training offered all year for your church growth!”

Training date: October 15, 2019, 7pm at Cornerstone UMC (2956 Highway 154, Newnan)






District Superintendent

Susan Landry
(706) 882-3343
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Administrative Assistant

Denise Wilson
(706) 882-3343

Contact Information

200 Church Street
LaGrange, GA 30240

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