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Job Opening | Director of Congregational Life and Nurture

Seeking to join a ministry team that is passionate about Christ and sharing his love with others? Full-time ministry opening for Director of Congregational Life and Nurture beginning April 1st. You must love variety, love people of all ages, and love growing disciples for Jesus Christ! Check out the job description below and send your…

Methodist Mondays, Part 3

Each Monday, I will be sharing some informative resources from the United Methodist Church. My hope is that these resources will help us better understand our United Methodist Church and see signs of hope for our future ministry together! This week, we have the third installment of the “Is the United Methodist Church Really…?” series.…

Surprise the world

One of the most familiar stereotypes regarding pastors is that all they ever talk about is money! Let’s be honest, pastors do talk about money. Jesus talked about money. The Scripture are full of verses regarding money. However, we all know that it’s not the only thing we pastors talk about.  During the month of…

Methodist Mondays, Part Two

Each Monday, I will be sharing some informative resources from the United Methodist Church. My hope is that these resources will help us better understand our United Methodist Church and see signs of hope for our future ministry together! This week, we have the second installment of the “Is the United Methodist Church Really…?” series.…

Methodist Mondays

For the next several weeks, I will be using the Pastor’s Blog to share some “Methodist Monday” reflections. I’ll be sharing some resources from around the United Methodist Church that will be beneficial in helping us understand what the UMC is all about. To get things started, I will be sharing links to some articles…

Indiana Annual Conference report

This year’s Annual Conference was held at Indiana Wesleyan University, Marion, IN, on June 9 – 11. The theme was “Love God, Love Neighbor.” At this year’s conference we were blessed with spirit-filled music, passionate preaching and powerful presentations and testimonies. The praise team was “The Many” from Chicago and led most worship services with both traditional and modern/creative songs. The conference…

Your Summer Itinerary: Mark your calendars for disclipeship, fun

From the beaches to the mountains, big cities to national parks, your summer calendar might be filled with destinations. There are trips to help you get closer to family or to discover something new. There are vacations that help you get some much needed rest and relaxation. But are you ready for a surprise? God —and his…

Messy Church: Undaunted

Have you ever found yourself in a position where you really just need some help? You know that you can’t face whatever predicament is before you on your own. If you are like me, while you understand your need for help you are reluctant to seek the help you need. Whether it’s pride, ego, shame…

Messy Church

This Sunday, we will launch a new worship series called, “Messy Church.” Now, what comes to mind when you think of a “messy church?” There’s a chance that images of litter, overflowing trash cans, clutter, dirty carpets, and smelly bathrooms come to mind. Now, here’s the Good News…Thanks to our amazing facilities manager, Cesar, that’s…

The Family of God

One of the more popular hymns at my “home church” (another way of saying, “the church I grew up attending”) was the Gaither classic, “The Family of God.” It’s a simple song that reminds us of what it should feel like when we gather together. In the last verse, the Gaither’s write, “From rags unto riches,…

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