One Preacher’s Congregational Guide Several of you have mentioned the recent articles (hereand here) in The Wichita Eagle about the United Methodist Church. You can find the most up to date denominational news here. In this article, I hope to share some background information, explanation of current events, and what might be next for our […]
Vitality seems to be the talk of The United Methodist Church. From the invitation to be a Vital Congregation to tracking metrics through Vital Signs, there has been a wide variety of response to the movement to increasing the level of reporting of involvement across several areas of local churches. Let me be clear about where I stand – […]
Vitality seems to be the talk of The United Methodist Church. From the invitation to be a Vital Congregation to tracking metrics through Vital Signs, there has been a wide variety of response to the movement to increasing the level of reporting of involvement across several areas of local churches. Let me be clear about where I stand […]
Prelude is another great post about a return trip to Vietnam by the Kansas City District Superintendent. Six Keys to Being Excellent at Anything is simple and solid advice. Responsibility and Authority makes a good distinction and provides solid guidance. A statistic with which I was not familiar at Congregate!
This quote from Bishop Jones came at the Kansas East Residency Retreat in response to a question about what characterizes an effective clergy person. Effective clergy lead congregations to increasing missional effectiveness. I really appreciated this answer. I believe it is the right answer for the renewal of the denomination and for encouraging pastors in […]
Last week one of my colleagues asked, Are you comfortable with the influence that The United Methodist Church of the Resurrection has on the United Methodist Church? Yes, I am comfortable with the influence that Resurrection has on the denomination. I think that Resurrection seeks to represent the extreme center in the United Methodist Church […]
In reviewing a book, Kevin Watson raises the question of congregations connection with the denomination at Vital Signs – Some Thoughts. Michael Lukaszewski gives a great reminder about the focus and purpose within a congregation at What We Don’t Do. Saying “no” an important post from unclutterer. Gavin Richardson gives some faith filled pick up […]