Speedlinking – August 19, 2009

–  from From my Dad’s trip to Africa

The Methodist Movement: Revival not Survival

Today through Thursday I am at the 2009 Kansas Area Seminar for Professional Ministry this year with the theme – The Methodist Movement: Revival not Survival. You can download a PDF with more information about the event here. I am grateful for the opportunity to take time a way for renewal and learning. I will be taking notes and publishing them live in a Google Document. You can check it out throughout my time here and afterward at http://docs.google.com/Doc?id=d3ggnsj_382dkbpsqc7

I am starting out in the session with Randy Maddox and will be in session with Scott Jones tomorrow. If you have any questions that you would like for me to ask Maddox or Jones, leave them on a comment and I will try to get them in. Enjoy!

Leadership and Contemporary Worship Institute 2008

What are you doing in the first part of October? I want to personally invite you to Leadership Institute and Contemporary Worship Institute here at The United Methodist Church of the Resurrection. Jim Wallis, founder of Sojourners will be the keynote speaker for Leadership Institute.

Leadership Institute

Contemporary Worship Institute

I am looking forward to presenting with Jeff and Amanda in the workshop – Equipping Volunteers to Care for the Congregation. Leave a comment if you are planning on being here and I would love to meet you in person.

Thinking or Feeling?

Last week I interviewed for a clinical pastoral education position at St. Luke’s Hospital.

I felt as if I learned more about self-reflection in less than one hour than I may have learned in the past 1.5 years. I discovered that I have a clear tendency to start with my head, to understand, to comprehend, or to know things. I have a much lower tendency to interface with the way I am feeling about a situation.

Do you find that you react most naturally to situations by thinking or with emotions?