Tag Archives : young clergy


#6qumc – Who can participate? (3 of 5)

Within the first day of 6 Questions for The United Methodist Church, someone asked, Is this only for young clergy? The answer is a resounding no. While 6 Questions for The United Methodist Church is hosted by www.umcyoungclergy.com it is open to all people of The United Methodist Church. The project becomes better with each […]


Speedlinking – June 20, 2009

The New GM? and church… Clear thoughts at Let’s Stop… Organize Your Workspace for Maximum Productivity is a post that will definitely get used when I move offices. I appreciate the wisdom at Notes for Young Clergy Three Ways to Make Conferences Better – Annual Conference, anyone? Good tactics can be found at: Why it’s […]


KS West Dreams for the UMC

At the young adult clergy booth at the Kansas West Annual Conference, participants were invited to add a post it note sharing dreams for The United Methodist Church. The responses were (in no particular order): Be Bold to no longer support abortion All means All.. Love God. Love people. Relevance To respect & value young […]


Young Adult Clergy Booth at Kansas West Annual Conference

Last week, I was part of the Kansas West Annual Conference. It was a great conference. I tried a new thing and reserved a booth for young clergy. This had several positive outcomes, including: Gathered a (perhaps) comprehensive list of young adult clergy within the annual conference Increased awareness of young adults in ministry in […]


UMYC Booth at Annual Conference

I reserved a booth at Kansas West Annual Conference for young clergy and have the following ideas… Gathering place for young clergy Distribution of social media guide for UM Young Clergy Distribution of physical copy of 40 days of prayer initiative Share ideas for young clergy gatherings throughout the year Potentially a place to audio […]


Speedlinking – March 23, 2009

Power Down For the Planet – Good plan. Simple Guidelines for Workplace Quality over Quantity – This is a dream list for me. A perspective that makes me stop and think at Video Venue Churches: Pay your taxes. The most powerful word is no – Amen. I love it  – Boom Done An Open Letter to […]


United Methodist Young Clergy Social Media Guide

Visit http://bit.ly/umycsocialmedia Social Media Guide We are a movement of young pastors committed to the fact that God is not done working among us. The numbers and statistics may tell us the end is in sight. But God does the best work in places in need of resurrection. We’re committed to supporting each other, collaboration […]


UMC Young Clergy – Online Community

Thursday and Friday of last week I was part of a gathering of 10 young adult leaders to discern best practices for supporting young clergy in the UMC. This grew out of conversations that began at the UMC Young Clergy Facebook group, video documentary on young clergy and the umc young clergy website. We named […]


UMC Young Clergy Meeting

Thursday and Friday I am at a gathering of 10 young adult leaders to discern best practices for supporting clergy in the UMC. I invite you to join us live and contribute: http://www.scribblelive.com/Event/UMC_Young_Clergy_Meeting I and others are live blogging the event. It’s fun. I invite you to check it out


“You Will be a Great Pastor One Day”

I have received this comment more than once in my time serving as a pastor at Resurrection. It makes me wonder… What does the individual think of me as a pastor now? When does the transition from “will be” to “are” happen? Does this have to do primarily or exclusively with my age? (27) Is […]