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Tuesday, Jan 28, 2020
In a meeting last week in Chicago, the North Central Jurisdiction (NCJ) Committee on the Episcopacy and the NCJ College of Bishops have proposed to only elect one bishop during the NCJ Quadrennial Meeting, July 15-18 in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The two groups have agreed to form a task force to make recommendations on episcopal leadership for the jurisdiction over the next four years. In late August 2019, David Bard, Michigan Area Bishop and current President of th... continue reading
Tuesday, Jan 28, 2020
Volunteers in Mission of the North Central Jurisdiction is hosting a two-hour webinar for all leaders of youth mission teams on February 29 at 10:30 am. This is a time for learning, conversation, and connection for all things related to youth mission. "It's Their Mission" is a youth mission model created by Rev. Dr. Jan Yandell with step-by-step instructions for a youth designed/youth owned work mission program. The youth make the decisions and do the planning... continue reading
Tuesday, Jan 28, 2020
United Methodists are among those assisting some of the hundreds of thousands of people displaced by the Taal volcano eruption on Luzon Island in the Philippines.  Kusina ng Taal, an outreach ministry of Tagaytay United Methodist Church in Tagaytay City, began providing hot meals for evacuees on Jan. 21. Kusina ng Taal, which means "kitchen of Taal," was created to respond to the immediate needs of evacuees in the Asisan barangay, which is 13.4 miles away from... continue reading
Tuesday, Jan 28, 2020
All In Community will present a Good Samaritan Workshop at Maumee UMC on Saturday, February 15, from 8:30am-12:30pm. This workshop will enhance your church's care ministry to those who have been a victim or witness of a relational harm or violence and will equip and resource Stephen Ministers, Care Ministers, and Lay Servant Ministers to provide better holistic care with those already in our midst who remain silenced by shame and pain. The first half of the ses... continue reading
Tuesday, Jan 28, 2020
You want to live a life of significance. That makes you human. You want to make a difference in the lives of your children, spouse, friends, colleagues, community, and world. That makes you a compassionate human. You work to make your efforts be worth something. But, let me ask this question: Are your actions aligned with your values and what you do best? It's likely there is a lack of focus for you. Again, welcome to being human. It could even be that as much... continue reading
Wednesday, Jan 22, 2020
Have you ever been given fuzzy directions for a task or project? Of course! It happens between individuals and groups of people more often than any of us want to admit. In today's episode, you'll discover three ways clarity drives connection and animates your mission. You'll hear how you can live out your mission in unique ways too. We might even bring up dog groomers. No, we haven't changed our focus. It's all to make a point about the clarity of purpose. As y... continue reading
Wednesday, Jan 15, 2020
Who has God created you to be? That may feel like a big question. It is. Here's the good news: our talents and strengths offer us a window to claim who God created us to be. In this episode, we look through that window and offer three reasons to claim who God created you to be. Using scripture and the natural way you think, feel, and behave, this episode creates a space for you to claim who God has created you to be. Continue Reading and Listen to "3 Reason... continue reading
Monday, Jan 13, 2020
The Ethnic Young Adult Internship (EYA) program from the General Board of Church & Society is designed for young justice-seekers who want to unpack their faith and identity. EYAs are placed with partner organizations working to address social injustices. They also participate in seminars that look at a wide variety of social issues through a faith perspective and help them gain an understanding of The United Methodist Church's commitment to social holiness.... continue reading
Monday, Jan 13, 2020
We know John Wesley brought revival to 18th-century England and started the Methodist Movement. We know him as a great preacher and a greater organizer. But few of us realize that Wesley made enormous sums from preaching--the sale of his writings made him one of England's wealthiest men. If you google John Wesley's Net Worth, the calculation over his lifetime is $50M in dollars. In an age when a single man could live comfortably on 30 pounds a year, his annual... continue reading
Monday, Jan 13, 2020
The Harry Denman Evangelism Award, sponsored by The Foundation for Evangelism, honors United Methodists in each Annual Conference whose exceptional ministry of evangelism brings people into a life transforming relationship with Jesus Christ. What distinguishes a Harry Denman Evangelism Award recipient is the commitment to consistently introduce others to the Good News of Jesus Christ in all ministry settings. Their ministry is exceptional for the number of new... continue reading