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Innovation

Innovation

by Rev. Matt Ashley, South District Missional Strategist and Superintendent “And no one puts new wine into old wineskins; otherwise, the wine will burst the skins, and the wine is lost, and so are the skins; but one puts new wine into fresh wineskins.” ~Mark 2:22~...

Joy to the World!

Joy to the World!

Two of my favorite hymns are about Joy.  The words to ‘Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee’ (#89 in the UM Hymnal) were written in 1907 by Henry Van Dyke, a Presbyterian clergyperson and scholar.  Rev. Van Dyke was reportedly inspired by the beauty of the Berkshire Mountains during a visit to Massachusetts.  The world was a troubled place in 1907, with the events leading to World War I already in motion, but Rev. Van Dyke’s words remind us that God’s joy is a gift even in the midst of trouble. 

We Are Connected

We Are Connected

We are a connectional church. I heard that phrase over and over during my seminary years at Duke Divinity School. We are a connectional church. We are not isolated local churches who wave hello to one another once a year at Annual Conference. We are connected.

New Virtual Leadership Talks sponsored by your Clergy and Lay Leadership Development Team (CLLD)

New Virtual Leadership Talks sponsored by your Clergy and Lay Leadership Development Team (CLLD)

Do you enjoy having opportunities to grow as a leader and to learn from other leaders? Do you find it enriching to share leadership ideas, concepts, and inspiration with others? Opportunities are available to anyone in the Desert Southwest Conference interested in...

Healing Love in Community

Healing Love in Community

So many of us are broken! The pressures in our lives from work, family, school, and society are immense. Economic stress, worries about health, and concern for others flood our hearts and minds. We are distracted, irritable and out-of-sorts. The pressure carries over to the church, which seems to be failing as well. We long for healing, for respite, for a different rhythm in our lives.

Ministry Partnership with Ace Hardware

Nashville, TN – The General Council on Finance and Administration (GCFA) Ministry Partner Program recently added Ace Hardware as a new ministry partner with General Council on Finance and Administration.  Shop online and in your local Ace Hardware and receive 10% off* your purchase. Check out the GFCA website for the benefits of that partnership.

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