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ministry renewing the church

Metrics for the UMC: A Question of Counting (1 of 3)

Several weeks ago, I wrote a series about Why Numbers Matter in the UMC and I wanted to follow that up with some thoughts that I have been percolating on since then. Statistically, for metrics to be any good they need to be measuring the same thing across time and among different locations. I don’t […]

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church renewing the church

Why Numbers Matter in the UMC – Community (3 of 3)

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 – […]

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church renewing the church

Why Numbers Matter in the UMC – Learning (2 of 3)

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 […]

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church renewing the church

Why Numbers Matter in the UMC – Naming Reality (1 of 3)

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. I have heard a great deal […]

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blog leadership ministry

A Year Ago on Thoughts of Resurrection – September 2010

Digging through the archives of this blog, I found a few posts from a year ago that I continue to find value in today. I invite you to take a look back with me. With all the talk about metrics for congregations in the UMC, what about a Monetary Incentive for Spiritual Growth? Authority and Responsibility – What is […]

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blog

A Year Ago on Thoughts of Resurrection

Here are a few posts from a year ago, I hope that you might take a look at two or three and add your comments. Enjoy! Looking Forward to the Dad Life Institute: What’s the Point? (5 of 5) What to Do with Ineffective United Methodist Clergy What to Do with Unhealthy United Methodist Congregations My Advice on Cohabitation

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changing lives life

Start and Stop in the Appointive Year

This appointive year I am going to work on starting and stopping things to be more healthy, faithful and balanced. Start Creating deeper connections with colleagues in the United Methodist Church More regular exercise Gardening Puttering about the house a bit more Stop Worrying about things that I cannot decide about or avoid Caffeine (This […]

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church

Online Worship – Is it Church?

Earlier in the summer I read a blog post, Federal Court: Online Worship is Not a Church, that indicated that an organization that primarily holds internet and radio worship services does not meet the IRS criteria for a church. The United Methodist Reporter had a follow up blog post – Church: What’s your definition? I do […]

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communications fun

Resurrection’s 20th Anniversary Celebration Video

This past weekend we celebrated the 20th anniversary of The United Methodist Church of the Resurrection. One of the many ways that we celebrated was to create this video as a staff. I hope you enjoy this jaunt through the history of our church. I also hope you enjoy the behind the scenes video below […]

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Top 10 Search Terms for andrewconard.com – 3Q of 2010

These are the top search terms over the past quarter that lead to viewing my blog –http://andrewconard.com. What does this list tell you about this blog or about searching people do on the internet? immanent trinity church attire gracepoint church wichita proper church attire methodist hymns for funerals united methodist service death resurrection pastoral prayers […]

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annual conference kansas leadership ministry

My Ordination

This is a video of highlights from the 2010 Ordination and Commissioning Service at the Kansas West Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church. It has been edited to highlight my ordination. Thanks to the Kansas West Communications team for their work in producing the entire service.