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Month: April 2016

Grace in Vladivostok: The Sum Is Greater Than Its Parts

April 19, 2016

I have often said that the Methodist Wesleyan family is more than the sum of its parts. That is because when the family gathers it is a Revelation moment. People gathered around the throne of God, from every tribe and people group, every shape, size, color, and language. And God’s home is there, among the people.

Steve Beard ~ Soul Man: The Sweet Sound of Al Green

April 18, 2016

Saint Paul was converted on the Road to Damascus; Al Green was made righteous off Interstate 5 near Disneyland.

Maxie Dunnam ~ The Shape of Discipleship

April 16, 2016

The intercessory life is a pattern for our interior growth in prayer that is abiding in Christ, and the outward expression of a missional Christ life in the world. It is a dynamic balance of paying attention to our personal spiritual maturity, and the call of Christ to minister as servants in the world.

Guest Post ~ Church Growth: Fruitful or Cancer?

April 14, 2016

Of course, no pastor – myself included – has the guts to say, “I don’t care about making disciples; I only care about making my church bigger.” We don’t want to think of ourselves as having the “ideology of a cancer cell.” Every one of us is, in theory, willing to let people walk away. Every one of us is, in theory, willing to suffer the loss of audience for the sake of the gospel.

Run with Scissors: Support Congo Seamstresses

April 13, 2016

Two dressmaking schools in the Democratic Republic of Congo are fighting human trafficking by helping women learn a skilled trade: dressmaking.

Elizabeth Moyer ~ Easter’s Frayed Red Carpet

On the day when we had the least amount of time to tend to the needs of others, we boldly said come join us.

Ripple Effect: Order of the Flame

April 11, 2016

Ireland hears about World Methodist Evangelism’s Order of the Flame evangelism conference through conference speaker, musician and participant Jean Watson’s radio show on UCB Ireland.

Carolyn Moore ~ How to Live Like Jesus Is Alive

This is what it means to get a feast mentality. It is to set your face toward that table, believing in the goodness of the One who set it for you, while you’re still in the valley. It is to believe the story is true even when life is hard.

Omar Rikabi ~ David, Goliath, & Resurrection

April 9, 2016

Take down one giant, there is another one waiting – but this is not about you…

David Drury ~ What Are Wesleyans For?

April 7, 2016

I think it’s time we clarify what Wesleyans are for these days, otherwise we will only be defined by what we are against.