Bishop Scott Jones is on Facebook

That rocks!

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A Point of Clarification on Buying a Home

Nicole and I are in the process of purchasing a house here in the Kansas City area. Last week at Kansas West Annual Conference we began sharing the news and had several questions come up. Question: Did you buy a house? Answer: Yes. Nicole and I have put in an offer, been accepted and will […]

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Kansas West Annual Conference – Day 2

It was a really great day at annual conference. This is only my second time to Kansas West Annual Conference, but I have thoroughly enjoyed it, been revived and been glad to be present. Great stuff. A quick overview of the day… Young clergy breakfast and coffee at Mokas Coffee in Salina State of the […]

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Kansas West Annual Conference – Day 1

Today was the first full day of the Kansas West Annual Conference. I am coming to enjoy Annual Conference more each year. Last night was clergy session – a time of gathering and attending to the business of approving clergy for membership in the annual conference, retirements or other changes of status. God’s spirit is […]

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Finish It – Annual Conference (2 of 5)

This series is about your thoughts. Each day I will post a sentence starter and invite you to finish it. I hope that annual conference this year…

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young pastors’ network

I heard about the young pastors’ network yesterday and am thinking about putting in an application. From the website: Young Pastors’ Network …a partnership between the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection and Ginghamsburg Church. The Young Pastors’ Network is designed specifically for high capacity clergy within the United Methodist Church who are under the […]


Discover Your Conflict Management Style – Review

This is a review of Discover Your Conflict Management Style by Speed B. Leas, a resource from The Alban Institute. Main Themes This is a simple workbook style publication designed to help you, as the title suggests, discover your conflict management style. A self-assessment tool aids in determining your conflict management tendencies from among the […]