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The Institute for Discipleship at Southwestern College announced a new IFD Certification in Music Ministry coming in January 2022! This certification is for anyone, paid or volunteer, who serves in a music-related capacity in the local church: church choir, special music, music directors, praise team members, etc. The Institute for Discipleship at Southwestern College offers certifications in several ministry-related areas.
by Rev. Susan Brims, East District Missional Strategist and Superintendent Billy Graham once said, “The test of a preacher is that the congregation goes away saying not, ‘What a lovely sermon!’ but, ‘I will do something.’” A pastor’s calling is a unique one. Studying,...
By Rev. Matt Ashley, South District Missional Strategist & Superintendent Joy, Compassion. Innovation. Three qualities I have written about in my last three newsletter articles, and three qualities that I hope define the South District. I want my church to be...
How excited are you to spend time with someone who knows everything about you? Sometimes, not so much. Do I really want to be around my father, who knows I have fallen short of his expectations? Knowing you have not lived up to what you are capable of, and He knows this. We hope we are still loved, knowing what we have done. I don’t know about you, but there were times when I did not want to be around my earthly father because of what I had done, much less my heavenly Father.