Saturday, October 7th, I’ll be at the Fresh Expressions Vision Day learning more about creating new places for new people. This is an exciting movement in the church.

Date: Saturday, October 7, 2017
Time: 09:30-03:30
Event: Fresh Expression Vision Day
Topic: Fresh Expressions
Venue: Covenant Community Church
Location: Ashville, NC
Public: Public

I will be at Luverne UMC this weekend for a Barnabas Visit. We have a great team put together and hope to help Luverne UMC discern where God is leading them next.

Date: Friday, May 13, 2016—Sunday, May 15, 2016
Event: Barnabas Weekend
Sponsor: Luverne United Methodist Church
Location: Luverne, AL

Local Church Leadership Training Resources

A list of UMC leadership training resources for church leaders.

As I have visited with churches across our annual conference, I have heard a theme arise from our leaders that they would like more training. With a new year beginning, many of our church members will be stepping into leadership roles that are new to them. These faithful members are answering a call to serve God, and vital congregations will ensure that they have the support and leadership training they need to fulfill their responsibilities. Thankfully, there are several great leadership training resources available to help new leaders become acquainted with their new roles:

Beautiful Gardens

A reflection on Isaiah 17:10-11

I have to admit that I often skim and flip through the 17th chapter of Isaiah because it is part of a long and often repetitive list of judgment oracles that spans several chapters. In my reading today, however, I paused on this passage for some reflective thinking about why we do the work that we do.