Article Submitted by Rev. Dennis Meaker: Rev. Dennis J. Meaker is an Elder in the Tennessee Conference. He entered the ministry in 1998 and will be retiring in June of 2017. Many trials taking place under the United Methodist Judicial Process in the last 15 years or so have involved matters where there were few disputed […]
This article submitted by Brian Snyder, a layperson and member of First United Methodist Church Baton Rouge. You can submit your own article for posting via our submission page. I’m as devout a Christian as they come, but lately I’ve been thinking that there are quite a few things that Jesus doesn’t seems to understand. I’ve […]
If I have learned anything over two decades of youth work within the church environment it is that that the church is one of the most unproductive places on earth.
Yes, I said it.
If you are a youth worker, think about your day today, or yesterday, whi…
A number of years ago I began a practice during Lent to write 5 letters a day. Yes, writing letters.. Sounds crazy doesn’t it. If you want to put some stock into the youth ministry that you oversee then I’d suggest you dust off one of those pens (you know, the freebie ones that you […]
A while back we talked up the need to set up some goals in our ministry. I was thinking about how many of us have a job description that actually reflects what are jobs are about? Chances are our job description was made up of a group of people who volunteer in the
Was a busy weekend and the church is having a consignment sale this week. This translates to me being a single dad for hours of the day that I am used to having backup (or being back up). Note: don’t freak on me about the ‘backup’ parenting reference. We have two boys 5 & 2.5 […]
Joseph Yoo has spot on article at Ministry Matters about one of the biggest problems, that I see, that plagues many United Methodist Churches. Growing up in New Jersey I loved the diner scene. You can get Greek food or breakfast at 2am, no problem. The problem was though, that the food wasn’t especially remarkable. […]
There’s been some great stuff posted these last few days. You should be checking these out. Allan Bevere throws out a doozy, in light of the recent campaign for clemency of Kelly Gissendaner’s execution sentence, if we’d be up in arms over capital punishment cases if the convicted had a conversion experience in jail to […]
Don Heatley tipped us off on this one at TheCooperReview.com. Must say that I have either been the perp of some of these actions, or witness each of them in church trainings, committee meetings, even annual conferences. Enjoy a good chuckle on this Wednesday morning.
Some of the more popular posts we’ve been seeing, highlighting so that you don’t miss some of the goodness being shared. This list is a bit longer than others as we’ve been unable (for other job responsibility reasons) to digest everything that’s been shared lately. So we are just now catching up.. on Thursday. Forgive […]