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Commission on a Way Forward Holds Organizational Meeting

1/27/2017

Photo by Diane Degnan Commission on a Way Forward members (L-R) Bishop Gregory Palmer, Jasmine Rose Smothers, Dave Nuckols and Jorge Acevedo Atlanta, Ga.: The Commission on a Way Forward held its first meeting in Atlanta, Georgia January 23-26, 2017, with 32 members from nine countries in attendance. Led by commission moderators Bishop David ...


Church Administration: The Business of Ministry Conference

1/26/2017

Greetings Fellow “Administry” Friends!   I am so happy to share with you about an upcoming event that I think will benefit your church whether you are a small congregation or a large church. The Southeastern Jurisdiction United Methodist Association of Church Business Administrators (SEJUMACBA)  is having their education/fellowship event at Lake ...


Hattiesburg Area Disaster Response: Donations Needed

1/24/2017

Greetings in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, Listed below are requested donations of items identified as immediate needs to aid the Hattiesburg Area Disaster Response: Packing tape and tape guns Rubbermaid tubs to store belongings Edwards St. Fellowship Thrift Store $10 vouchers Diapers Roofing Nails and 1 x 2 wood strips for tarping...


New Chaplain and Director of Student Religious Life at Millsaps

1/22/2017

Millsaps College announced today that The Rev. Dr. Joey Shelton will assume the role of chaplain and director of church relations, effective July 1, 2017. Shelton is currently serving as the senior pastor of Galloway United Methodist Church in Jackson, a position he has held since January 2008.  “This is such an exciting opportunity for Millsaps ...


Catherine Earl to Lead UMCOR’s Disaster Response and US Operations Partner Relations

1/19/2017

By Elliott Wright, Information Consultant for general board of global ministries Atlanta, Georgia, January 17, 2017—Catherine G. Earl, an experienced professional in disaster readiness, response, and recovery, is the new director of US operations and partner relations of the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR).    Thomas Kemper, chief ...


Thinking About Adding or Changing a Worship Service?

1/17/2017

DISCIPLESHIP MINISTRIES Rev. Taylor Burton-Edwards By Cindy Solomon, The Interpreter September/October 2016 Before swatting at the potential hornet's nest of tweaking or adding a worship service, consider the issues involved in making the change and learn from the experiences of those who have been there, done that. It may take the sting out of ...


GBHEM Begins 2017 with Updated Mission and Vision

1/13/2017

NASHVILLE, Tenn., January 10, 2016 – The General Board of Higher Education and Ministry (GBHEM) today announced the launch of a new mission and vision. The updated mission and vision simplify GBHEM’s role as the primary leadership development agency for The United Methodist Church.   GBHEM’s New Mission and Vision: Mission The General Board of ...


Africa University gets Boost from Non-church Partnerships

1/11/2017

Photo courtesy of Africa University An aerial view of Africa University, located in Mutare, Zimbabwe, shows the central area of the campus, with the chapel and library. By Jeff Wolfe, United Methodist News Service Africa University’s influence is spreading across the continent and around the globe through about 50 partnerships with government ...


Dr. King's Dream

1/10/2017

The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., was the major leader in the Civil Rights Movement of the 50’s and 60’s. He was a young man of amazing intelligence, courage, discipline and strength. Before he earned the titles “Reverend” and “Doctor,” and before being thrust into the midst of a monumental movement for freedom and unity, Martin Luther King, ...


New Year’s Resolutions to Equip New Leaders!

1/9/2017

Image by Michael McFatridge, CreationSwap.com From United Methodist Communications Do you want to get your church hopping in the New Year? Below are six motivating and inspiring ways to get your new leaders off to a positive start.When your leaders are engaged and focused, people in your congregation and community will become excited about the ...


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