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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.…

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…

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,…

Expand the Kingdom or Preserve the Institution?

It’s amazing what one discovers when decluttering his or her office! Recently, I stumbled upon some interesting information in the pastors office. It seems that what was discovered in the 90’s and early 2000’s is consistent with what we are discovering today. As followers of Jesus, we are asked to consider whether we desire to…