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The Missional Church… simple

Does this describe your church? [Youtube=] What is helpful about this video? What could be improved?


Speedlinking – March 6, 2009

Google Wants Your Sermons – Will you share? I agree with the assessment at Why I love John Wesley It is a good reminder, Don’t Blame the Technology Excellent thoughts about Reaching the Next Generation If there are any left by now, Free Copies of Blueprint for Discipleship. I signed up for these – State […]

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Bishop Jones Said… (3 of 4)

Another quote from Bishop Scott Jones at the Kansas East Residency Retreat: “I am a Methodist preacher and I will go where the church sends me.” I was struck by the plain missional approach in this statement. Being in ministry is not primarily about my goals, desires or needs. These are an important part of […]

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Bishop Jones Said… (2 of 4)

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 […]

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Christmas Eve Eve

Christmas Eve kicks off at Resurrection today. We invite members of the church to attend one of the services on December 23 so that more room will be available for guests on December 24. Services are at 4:00, 6:00 and 8:00 PM. Here is the promo for the Advent series that has been leading up […]

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Thoughts on the General Boards and Agencies

This past Saturday I returned from my first visit to an event at one of the general boards and agencies of The United Methodist Church. I was at the General Board of Discipleship for the Open Source Liturgy Project about which you can read in a few previous posts. I believe that this particular project […]