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Name: Special Contributor
Date registered: April 28, 2012
URL: http://www.unitedmethodistreporter.com

Latest posts

  1. The United Methodist Reporter: A view from the balcony of COR’s Leadership Institute — September 28, 2013
  2. The United Methodist Reporter: What Social Media Teaches Me about the Church? — September 26, 2013
  3. The United Methodist Reporter: GBHEM directors approve Dream Team plan for Young Clergy Initiative — September 23, 2013
  4. The United Methodist Reporter: Lifelong Global Ministries missionaries receive World Methodist Peace Award — September 17, 2013
  5. The United Methodist Reporter: Swanson says men need new Christian identity — September 12, 2013

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  1. The United Methodist Reporter: Some hard truths about the UMC, including that homosexuality isn’t to blame — 5 comments
  2. The United Methodist Reporter » General Conference 2012: Our stubborn system: A reflection on GC2012 — 4 comments
  3. The United Methodist Reporter: Western Jurisdiction should take ‘executive action’ on gay rights — 3 comments
  4. The United Methodist Reporter: Pastor: Seattle situation isn’t as bishop described — 3 comments
  5. The United Methodist Reporter: Still wishing he could resume calling in UMC — 2 comments

Author's posts listings

Sep 28 2013

The United Methodist Reporter: A view from the balcony of COR’s Leadership Institute

Original post at http://unitedmethodistreporter.mobi/2013/09/a-view-from-the-balcony-of-cors-leadership-institute/


by Rev. Sky McCracken* I have to confess, there is no balcony at the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection (COR) (located in Leawood, KS), for COR wisely planned their present sanctuary to become a future fellowship hall one day and realized a balcony would need a higher roof. But I’ve read a lot of [...]

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Sep 26 2013

The United Methodist Reporter: What Social Media Teaches Me about the Church?

Original post at http://unitedmethodistreporter.mobi/2013/09/what-social-media-teaches-me-about-the-church/


by Bishop Ken Carter* In scanning social media, primarily Facebook and Twitter, and in reading an admittedly small number of blogs, I am discovering a persistent way that the church [...]

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Sep 23 2013

The United Methodist Reporter: GBHEM directors approve Dream Team plan for Young Clergy Initiative

Original post at http://www.unitedmethodistreporter.com/2013/09/gbhem-directors-approve-dream-team-plan-for-young-clergy-initiative/


By Vicki Brown* The General Board of Higher Education and Ministry’s Board of Directors unanimously approved a plan to disburse funds from the $7 million Young Clergy Initiative to innovative projects of all sizes that could attract young people to ordained ministry in The United Methodist Church. On Monday, Board members made suggestions for improving [...]

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Sep 17 2013

The United Methodist Reporter: Lifelong Global Ministries missionaries receive World Methodist Peace Award

Original post at http://www.unitedmethodistreporter.com/2013/09/lifelong-global-ministries-missionaries-receive-world-methodist-peace-award/


United Methodist missionaries Marion and Anita Way, known for their work in Angola and Brazil received the 2013 World Methodist Peace Award. The award was presented on September 12, 2013 at Wesley’s Chapel in London, United Kingdom during the World Methodist Council’s 2013 meeting. The head of the United Methodist General Board of Global Ministries, [...]

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Sep 12 2013

The United Methodist Reporter: Swanson says men need new Christian identity

Original post at http://www.unitedmethodistreporter.com/2013/09/swanson-says-men-need-new-christian-identity/


by Rich Peck* NASHVILLE, Tenn.––“Men are in search of a new Christian identity.” That’s what Mississippi Area Bishop James E. Swanson Sr. told the General Commission on United Methodist Men, at the conclusion of their Sept. 6-7 meeting in Nashville. Serving as chair of the 20-member commission, Swanson said that men are seeking to find [...]

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Sep 11 2013

The United Methodist Reporter: Walden’s Words: Team work makes a team work

Original post at http://www.unitedmethodistreporter.com/2013/09/waldens-words-team-work-makes-a-team-work/


Ken Walden unpacks the importance of the team for a successful ministry: "In my civilian pastoral ministry, I understand how essential components interact together as it relates to leadership, followership, and delegation. All three should be applied and equally celebrated within a faith community. Congregational life should be a team effort at almost every level. I think the military does a good job in making clear distinctions in roles and responsibilities."

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