Tag Archives : call to action


Viable or Vital: Which would you choose?

As far as congregations go: Vital > Viable > Inviable I would much rather lead and be part of a vital congregation than one that is simply viable. I would much rather lead and be part of a viable congregation than one that is inviable and has not yet closed. I believe that one of […]


Kansas West Annual Conference – Day 1 #ksw2011

It was a good first full day of Kansas West Annual Conference. Some of my reflections from the day: The Great Plans for the Great Plains conversation about a new annual conference across Kansas and Nebraska continues to be a lively. The Kansas State Fairgrounds has provided an excellent venue for meeting. (Although, I still […]


Evaluation that Leads to Cuts: Senior Staff Retreat (4 of 4)

The conversation around the  Call to Action: Reordering the Life of the UMC and the subsequent UMC Leadership Summit, as well as the conversation in Kansas and Nebraska about Great Plans for the Great Plains: A Vision (PDF Link), I have been reflecting on the time that I spent on the spring senior staff retreat at Resurrection in which […]


Seasons of Work and Rest: Senior Staff Retreat (3 of 4)

The conversation around the  Call to Action: Reordering the Life of the UMC and the subsequent UMC Leadership Summit, as well as the conversation in Kansas and Nebraska about Great Plans for the Great Plains: A Vision (PDF Link), I have been reflecting on the time that I spent on the spring senior staff retreat at Resurrection in which […]


Strategic Pruning: Senior Staff Retreat (2 of 4)

The conversation around the  Call to Action: Reordering the Life of the UMC and the subsequent UMC Leadership Summit, as well as the conversation in Kansas and Nebraska about Great Plans for the Great Plains: A Vision (PDF Link), I have been reflecting on the time that I spent on the spring senior staff retreat at Resurrection in which […]


Wesley’s Focus on Fruit: Senior Staff Retreat (1 of 4)

The conversation around the  Call to Action: Reordering the Life of the UMC and the subsequent UMC Leadership Summit, as well as the conversation in Kansas and Nebraska about Great Plans for the Great Plains: A Vision (PDF Link), I have been reflecting on the time that I spent on the spring senior staff retreat at […]


United Methodist Bishop’s Call to Action

I find hope from this progress report… Progress Report Call to Action Steering Committee November 2009 Background and Introduction The Call to Action as adopted by the Council of Bishops in May 2009 challenged a Steering Committee “to guide our denominational response to the urgent opportunity for further alignment of the mission of the church […]