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Month: July 2019

WME On The Move

July 29, 2019

One of the joys of leading WME is the opportunity to have a front row seat for the powerful movement…

Consolation and Desolation: Old Wisdom for Tired Protestants by Elizabeth Glass Turner

July 25, 2019

Simply put, “For Ignatius, the ebb and flow of consolation and desolation is the normal path of the Christian life.” There will be times of consolation – when there is a sense of noticeable, personally experienced growth or blossoming, when God’s presence seems close and the means of grace seem easy and quick at hand. There will also be times of desolation – similar to the “dark night of the soul” – when, whether from wrongdoing, or attacks of the enemy, or times of struggle or challenge, God’s presence seems distant or even simply absent, when our growth seems stalled or the habits that sustain us feel unusually heavy.

Checking Your Blind Spots: Preaching in the Gaps by Suzanne Nicholson

July 24, 2019

Preachers tend to have favorite passages and topics for preaching and teaching. If you don’t preach from the Revised Common Lectionary each week, it can be easy to fall into predictable patterns that limit your congregation’s exposure to the full range of God’s Word. We all have blind spots, and it’s worth asking where we might be missing the opportunity to address a pressing need.

WME Upcoming Events

July 21, 2019

WME is involved in a variety of ministries and covets your prayer for these upcoming events: August 2-3, 2019 ~…

Praying Power by Karen Bates

July 20, 2019

“I do not always understand the mystery of prayer, but I know its power.”


July 17, 2019

World Methodist Evangelism is excited to launch the Residency In Mission program with the placement of our first Resident, Eliza…

Where Is Your Zeal Focused? Lessons from Francis Asbury by Brian Yeich

“Asbury’s zeal for God and his commitment to preach and teach the gospel is now legendary, but it was never meant to be extraordinary – it was meant to be the ordinary work of everyday Methodists.”

From the Storm to the Shipwreck by Andy Stoddard

July 15, 2019

“You are not yet who you will be.
You are still on a journey.  Your trip is not complete. There is work left to do in your life. There is work that God still has to do with you and through you. As long as you are still breathing and living, God is still at work on you.”

God in the Ruins by Michelle Bauer

July 11, 2019

“Nehemiah is faced with the news that the walls and gates of Jerusalem have been destroyed, leaving the city’s inhabitants vulnerable. What are some things in your life that need to be rebuilt? Are you ready to ask God to show you something that is in need of repair?”

The Fundamentals of Baseball (and the Methodist Movement) by Tammie Grimm

July 8, 2019

“The ordinances of God are the fundamentals of how we get initiated into faith. Repetitive practice and exposure to prayer, worship, Scripture reading and study, the Eucharist and even the lost discipline of fasting all help to mature us as Christian disciples.”