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Month: November 2016

Amazing Peace: A Christmas Poem

Into this climate of fear and apprehension, Christmas enters,
Streaming lights of joy, ringing bells of hope
And singing carols of forgiveness high up in the bright air.
The world is encouraged to come away from rancor,
Come the way of friendship.


Giving Tuesday

Today is Giving Tuesday, a day set aside to support organizations for the coming year that live out the kind of vision that stirs your spirit. Will you prayerfully consider walking alongside us with your resources?


Following Joseph

Following Jesus is always easier when there are angels around. We have a significant spiritual experience. We make a commitment. We’re bold and excited. We think, I can do this. I believe this.

There may be others around us who are feeling that same way. They’ve taken on a new spiritual challenge. Made a new commitment. Maybe even their initial commitment to Christ. They’re energized and confident. They’re all in and ready to follow.

And then the angel leaves.


Giving Thanks for the Saints: Joe Hale, Godbearer

As in every age, there is a need to speak truth to power. There is a need to reflect Jesus into the lives of others. There is a need for Christians everywhere to more fully become Godbearers, making the kingdom life visible, tangible and real.


Giving Tuesday

As we work and labor together for the Kingdom of God, it is a life-giving practice to set aside time simply to give thanks.


If I Love You, I Won’t Be Afraid

Dr. Kevin Murriel preaches a post-election sermon from 2 Timothy 1.


Prayer Prompt: New Zealand and Haiti

Today we ask our World Methodist Evangelism partners to come alongside us in prayer for New Zealand and Haiti. While much of recent news has focused on American politics, we want to remember those affected by natural disasters in the past couple of months.


What We Know

There is not political unity within the various Wesleyan Methodist denominations across the United States. On election day, many nonpartisan prayer vigils and communion services were held in churches across the country. Some Methodist Wesleyan leaders led prayer from the Francis Asbury statue in Washington, D.C. As Americans move forward, it remains to be seen how the coming months and years will unfold; likewise, the full consequences of this election are as yet unknown.


From 1968 to Today: The Power of Investing in Young Leaders

As WME works to encourage and empower young leaders in the Wesleyan family, I often wonder what would have happened without the generosity of that anonymous gift giver. What would the kingdom have lost had those two young people not encountered Jesus in Kenya and Hong Kong?


Evangelism in the 21st Century

From the archives: enjoy this quick “Seven Minute Seminary” video from World Methodist Evangelism Executive Director Dr. Kimberly Reisman.