The laity of each church is the backbone of every church. We are vital to the growth of the church and spreading God’s word. Wesley feared the movement known as Methodists would vanish from the earth.
The Apostle Paul began all his letters to his churches with a greeting. Paul had never visited Rome, and he was concerned that he was not being taken seriously in Corinth. So, his letters often listed his credentials. Paul’s list of credentials is long.
The Courageous Church Award recognizes churches who are living into the mission of the Conference in courageous ways. This year, the Vital Faith Team and the appointive cabinet awarded the 2020 Courageous Church award to Haven United Methodist Church.
Lay Leaders in our churches are important ‘messengers’, as they are continually
making themselves aware of opportunities for the laity in their church. As of July 1, 2020 the West District is fortunate to introduce the following.
The murder of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and the hate crime causing George Floyd’s horrific death have brought our nation and our church to a tipping place. The Appointive Cabinet denounces the sin of systemic racism and commits to taking action to end a culture of white privilege in our society and in our church.