Tag Archives : John Wesley


Reading John Wesley’s Sermons in Community on Twitter

In response to one of the questions from the #dreamUMC conversation on Twitter, I shared this update. Q3: Reread Wesley's Sermons and share the teaching contained therein with the congregation where I serve. #dreamUMC — Andrew Conard (@andrewconard) May 15, 2012 My Twitter friend and fellow UMCer Matt Lipan (@mattlipan and check out his blog here.) responded. […]


Scripture Monday: 2 Kings 1:10

There are some strange and wonderful stories about the prophet Elijah. Here is one example from 2 Kings. “Elijah answered the captain, “If I am a man of God, may fire come down from heaven and consume you and your fifty men!” Then fire fell from heaven and consumed the captain and his men” (2 […]


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 […]


Nothing to Do but Save Souls in the UMC

There is no group, connection, cluster or network of churches that doesn’t have issues. Being connected is part of who we are as Christians. There is no use complaining, but great value in working in God‘s kingdom and renewal within the church. I ran across this advice in a post by Matt Judkins from Tim […]


Internet : Today’s Pastor :: Fields : John Wesley

The internet is the market square of today. It is a place where people who have no interest in church, faith or religion may be found and invited into a journey of knowing, loving and serving God. Several hundred years ago, John Wesley preached repentance in the fields and the market square and invited people […]


Speedlinking – May 6, 2009

A great idea, waiting for an instigator – Flash Mobs Hail to the Artists – recognizing the Wesleys Excuse the language, but this is fantastic – The lifestyle business bull**** 7 Ways to Fail on the Web – Helps me think about future online ventures Join “The Quiet Revolution” MB – Needs always met, hopes […]


Speedlinking – March 6, 2009

Google Wants Your Sermons – Will you share? I agree with the assessment at Why I love John Wesley It is a good reminder, Don’t Blame the Technology Excellent thoughts about Reaching the Next Generation If there are any left by now, Free Copies of Blueprint for Discipleship. I signed up for these – State […]


An Experiment in Improving UM Social Media Exposure

Kevin Watson at http://deeplycommitted.com has started an experiment to see how much social capital Methodist bloggers have. This experiment was prompted by the feeling among some Methodist bloggers that United Methodism does not always do as good of a job as it could at getting the Wesleyan message out there, particularly on-line. So, he wants […]


Speedlinking – August 21, 2008

Whatever Happened to Wesley’s Explanatory Notes? Great question from Kevin Watson. How would you define what’s necessary for a group to become a church? Another great question, this time from Tony Steward. Ben Simpson compiles some well written thoughts on the times in which we live at Thoughts… Assessing our Time… My Path to Me […]