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Local Church Conversation about #gc2019

Yesterday afternoon, we had an all-church conversation at Berryton United Methodist Church to process the 2019 special session of the General Conference. I put it on the calendar about a month ago. While it was, of course, impossible to predict how things would go, I did figure that we would need some time and space […]

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Excellence in Ministry #umbom14 – Reflections from Day 3

Yesterday was Day 3 of the BOM Mid Quad Training Event in Denver.  In the morning we heard from two different panels  with Val Hastings, Founder and President of Coaching4Clergy as Moderator. Panel 1: Developing Effective Leaders Fred Allen, National Director, Strengthening the Black Church for the 21st Century Ted Campbell,  Associate Professor of Church History, Perkins […]

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How Does the Appointment Process in the United Methodist Church work?

I have been appointed to serve as the lead pastor at First United Methodist Church in El Dorado, KS beginning July 1. This is a series of posts about this transition. When I have the chance to talk with someone more than briefly about the move one of the most common questions that comes up is about how pastors […]

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Speedlinking – September 10, 2010

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!

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2010 #kswumc – Clergy Session

Tonight is the clergy session of the Kansas West Annual Conference. This is where I hope to be elected as a full member of the Annual Conference and approved for Elder’s ordination. I decided to look up officially the process for which I will be ordained and want to share a few of the applicable […]

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iCampus – What about the Book of Discipline?

This is a series of responses to questions about an internet campus from a previous series of posts. Do you have any other questions? Feel free to leave them in the comments and I will try to respond to each one. Thanks! What about the Book of Discipline? Thanks to Mark Burleson for adding his […]