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MissionCast Celebrates Six Seasons

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UMCOR Disaster Response Information: Hurricane Sandy

UMCOR Disaster Response Information: Hurricane Sandy Click here to download the Windows file (wmv 70mb; right-click and download) Click to download Mac file (mov 70mb; right-click and download) UMCOR is in contact with our Caribbean partners as well as those on the … Continue reading

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202. Returning Home

My family and I were delighted to receive the news late on Friday night of our assignment to serve the Missouri Conference for the next four years. It’s a privilege to work with the laity, pastors, and congregations of Missouri. Continue reading

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Remember the Future: Praying for the Church and Change

Bishop Schnase’s 30-day Remember the Future series inspired you as we counted down to General Conference. Continue reading

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Remember the Future: 30 Days of Preparation – Day 30. We See A New Church

Remember the Future: 30 Days of Preparation – Day 30. We See A New Church
I recently spoke with some of the laity, clergy, and bishops who have given direction to Call to Action. Continue reading

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Remember the Future: 30 Days of Preparation – Day 29. Somewhere Out There

Remember the Future: 30 Days of Preparation – Day 29. Somewhere Out There
Somewhere out there is a five-year-old boy who doesn’t know that right now plans are being made by a congregation he’s never heard of to offer a neighborhood vacation Bible school that will change the direction of his life. Continue reading

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Remember the Future: 30 Days of Preparation – Day 28. “Laid Aside By Thee”

Remember the Future: 30 Days of Preparation – Day 28. “Laid Aside By Thee”
The Covenant Prayer, composed and adapted by John Wesley Continue reading

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Remember the Future: 30 Days of Preparation – Day 27. The Vicious Habit

Remember the Future: 30 Days of Preparation – Day 27. The Vicious Habit
Elections are drawing near in the U. S., and I’m already feeling bombarded by political ads. Continue reading

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Remember the Future: 30 Days of Preparation – Day 26. Cultivating Clergy Leadership

Remember the Future: 30 Days of Preparation – Day 26. Cultivating Clergy Leadership
Imagine that you chair the History Department of a university, and three tenured professors announce their retirement. Continue reading

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Remember the Future: 30 Days of Preparation – Day 25. The Best Organizational Plan in the World

Remember the Future: 30 Days of Preparation – Day 25. The Best Organizational Plan in the World
The first concern of the Call to Action is not structural change. Continue reading

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