Speedlinking – August 27, 2010

Mayo Clinic - Gonda Building
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2010 #UMYC Bracket Challenge

Will you join other young clergy in an NCAA Bracket Challenge? This is open to all United Methodist Clergy age 35 and under.

All you need to do is:

  1. Visit http://bit.ly/InYNK.
  2. Create a password with CBS (if you don’t have one already)
  3. The pool password is the full name of the founder of Methodism in one lower case word. My name in this format would be “andrewconard”.

I am confident in my prediction that a college from within the South Central Jurisdiction is able to go all the way. Your only hint is: rock, chalk… ;)

Micro Church: College (3 of 5)

I believe that over the next several years, micro churches will become an important part of renewal within The United Methodist Church.

I believe that colleges and universities have great potential to be a place where micro churches will flourish. In residence halls and public spaces, there exists a community that is already in close proximity. College is a time when persons are willing to try new things and an invitation on the spur of a moment can have significant impact. I believe that existing United Methodist campus ministries could work to equip leaders to lead micro churches wherever they live and have a significant impact on the life of the university. This removes the need for a central meeting place and creates the opportunity for students to practice hospitality where they already spend times with friends – where they live.

I believe that could have a significant impact on the future of campus ministry in The United Methodist Church.

How do you respond to this idea?

This is part of a series of posts about micro churches. You can read more in the next several days at these posts: