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Building a Ministry Partnership in El Salvador

1/29/2013
In the Jan/Feb edition of New World Outlook Magazine, Edgar Avitia writes about how the General Board of Global Ministries and Methodists in Latin America are creating strategic plans for ministry. "Building a mutual relationship was much more important than building a row of churches," says Avitia.  In the exerpt below he tells the story of how the North Georgia Conference has partnered with Methodist churches in El Salvador: Redefining Partnerships Some of our efforts in redefining ...

North Georgia and World Methodist Evangelism Host 'Living the Wesleyan Way' Seminar in El Salvador

1/29/2013
Thirty-six pastors and lay leaders from El Salvador, Guatemala, Costa Rica, and Honduras attended a four-day seminar in January, “Sharing Faith the  Wesleyan Way,” presented by the North Georgia Conference and World Methodist Evangelism in the city of Salvador, El Salvador.   Dr. Eddie Fox, World Director of Evangelism of the World Methodist Evangelism Institute, taught on the topic of the nature of Christian faith and meaning of the Christian faith, sharing practical tools with the delegates. ...

Preachers called to Kindle the Fire at Lectionary Reading Week

12/22/2012
By GLENN HANNIGAN       It is a question every pastor has heard at one time or another: How far in advance do you plan your sermons?       In previous years, Zack Martin, pastor of Lanier UMC in Cumming, answered in a manner similar to many preachers. “I don’t plan ahead,” Martin would say. “I preach the lectionary.”       As Martin recalls, “I worked week to week. But I think you could spell week with an ‘a’. It was not the most effective use of my time.”       Though Martin still follows the ...

Georgia Gives Day is Dec. 6; Support a Participating UM Ministry

11/27/2012
Several ministries in the North Georgia Conference are participating in the inaugural Georgia Gives Day on Dec. 6, 2012.  Ministries include Camp Glisson, Action Ministries, Foundation of Wesley Woods, and The United Methodist Children's Home. Georgia Gives day is a new initiative in the state to raise awareness and charitable giving.  How you can help: Let folks in your church know about Georgia Gives Day via email, newsletter, and bulletin.  Many of your congregation will hear about it at ...

North Georgia Offers Three Upcoming Webinars

10/8/2012
The Conference is hosting three upcoming Webinars via Adobe Connect. To participate all you need is a computer with internet connection and a phone. UMVIM Team Leader Training - Online United Methodist Volunteers in Mission is offering a team leader training you can participate in online. The cost is $25. All you need is a computer with internet connection and a phone. The training will be Oct. 20 from 9 a.m. to noon. For more information, contact Dalton Rushing at dalton.rushing@ngumc.net. ...

START brings leaders together to learn and grow

9/22/2012
Participants in the North Georgia Conference’s Strategic Appointment Roundtable (START) met at Hinton Rural Life Center in Hayesville, N.C., recently in a continuing effort to develop strong leadership skills. The program was centered around Mike Slaughter, lead pastor of Ginghamsburg Church, a United Methodist church in Tipp City, Ohio. Slaughter, the author of several books including, “Unlearning Church”, “Christmas Is Not Your Birthday”, and “Change the World”, centered his talk on pastoral ...



Roswell UMC to host job fair with employers hiring for 1,600 openings

9/19/2012
Roswell UMC Job Networking is hosting a Mini-Job Fair Monday, September 24, from 7:30 to 9 p.m. The fair will feature workshops, networking and at least 17 employers waiting to interview candidates for their open positions. Local and national business leader, Rusty Gordon, will deliver a “must-hear” dinner message.    Accepting short term employment may actually extend the unemployment opportunities for job seekers, according to Katherine Simons, volunteer leader for the Job Networking ...

North Georgia Conference donates $10,000 to Walker County for disaster relief

9/13/2012
From CatWalkChatt.com   Recently, the North Georgia Conference of the United Methodist Church donated $10,000 to Walker County to support disaster relief efforts. “With the recent up-tick in storms that we have had to contend with, this money will certainly help bring much-needed relief to those most affected,” said Walker County commissioner Bebe Heiskell. Walker County, along with Dade and Catoosa counties, were hit by a string of tornadoes in April 2011 that destroyed much property, ...

North Georgia Bridges teams set to travel to three continents this fall

9/7/2012
This fall North Georgia Bridges teams will make tracks around the world as they embark on the program's first trip to Moscow, a journey to the city of Porta, Portugal, and a return trip to the hills of El Salvador.   Each trip has around a dozen participants from various North Georgia churches, universities and agencies.   Russia This month, Bridges will make its first trip to Moscow to meet and discuss future plans for a formal partnership between North Georgia and the United Methodist Church ...

Seeking travelers to Russia and Portugal

5/18/2012
Bridges, the North Georgia Conference mission partnership emphasis, offers two upcoming mission exploration opportunities.  Bridges will make its first trip to Moscow (September 24-October 1, 2012) to meet and discuss future plans for a formal partnership between the North Georgia Conference and the United Methodist Church of Eurasia. The second Bridges opportunity will take travelers from Atlanta to Lisbon and Porta (October 10-16, 2012) to establish a mission partnership between the North ...

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