Tag Archives : stories


Metrics for the UMC: Comparing Stories (2 of 3)

Clearly numbers do not tell the whole story of a local church, annual conference or denomination. There are stories of life change that are more important than raw data. One of the challenges of collecting stories is how to report them. It is far easier to look at a graph of worship attendance at our […]


Kansas West Delegation to Zimbabwe

Next week, Nicole and I will travel to the Zimbabwe East Annual Conference as part of a delegation from the Kansas West Annual Conference. This trip was first announced in this article from the Kansas West website – Local churches invited to support Zimbabwe partnerships. On the trip, I hope to build relationships with the […]


How do you measure life change?

Just over a year ago, I considered the difference between worship attendance and discipleship. Today I am thinking about a related question. How do you measure life change? I know, trust and hope that lives are changed through my ministry at Resurrection and the collected life and ministry of this local faith community. But how […]


WWJBlog? (3 of 3)

I think that Jesus would blog stories of healing. Maybe Jesus would tell others to blog about stories of healing or maybe tell them not to blog about it. Although a healing story is definitely blogalicious, Jesus did not always encourage others to share about them. A blog is a great medium for telling stories […]