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Grace in the Details

United Methodist Elders are ordained to Word, Order, Sacrament, and Service. It seems that during times of transition Order is one that takes precedence. In both leaving and beginning, there are a almost innumerable number of administrative items that need to be cared for, passed on to others, or at least communicated in some way. […]

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renewing the church united methodist church worship

Open Source Liturgy Project – Day 1

I am at the first session of the Open Source Liturgy Project hosted by the General Board of Discipleship of the United Methodist Church in lovely Nashville. I flew in on Southwest Airlines this afternoon and had a great experience getting out of the airport and to the shuttle on to Scarritt Bennett where I […]

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ministry

LifeChurch.tv Internet Campus – Not (3 of 8)

Over the life of the internet campus at LifeChurch.tv there are several things that it has not done. No children No youth No funerals No weddings Resources provided at Open | LifeChurch.tv have and are being used for children and youth programming for groups that gather to worship on the internet campus together. Brandon, Internet […]

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church leadership ministry

Women Officiating Weddings

I very strongly believe in equal opportunity for women and men in ministry. Sometimes the issue of the gender of a pastor arises around weddings. The following email is an excellent response from a male clergy person to someone who requested that he officiate a wedding ceremony instead of the female clergy person who had […]