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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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Remember the Future: 30 Days of Preparation – Day 24. A Healthy Urgency

Remember the Future: 30 Days of Preparation – Day 24. A Healthy Urgency
Find a comfortable position in a peaceful place. Bring a cup of coffee. Continue reading

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Remember the Future: 30 Days of Preparation – Day 23. Metrics and the Immeasurables of Ministry

Remember the Future: 30 Days of Preparation – Day 23. Metrics and the Immeasurables of Ministry
Vines, branches, seeds, vineyards, farmers, fig trees, harvests, sowers, soils, weeds, roots. Fruitfulness provides a metaphor for many profound aspects of the spiritual life and the Christian journey. Continue reading

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Remember the Future: 30 Days of Preparation – Day 22. The Most Significant Arena

Remember the Future: 30 Days of Preparation – Day 22. The Most Significant Arena
Methodism began as a way of life. Continue reading

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