The South Georgia Annual Conference Delegation for General and Jurisdictional Conferences continues to meet in its preparation for General Conference. Central to our preparation is a careful study of The Call to Action. This Call to Action will be the center around which most proposed legislation before this General Conference revolves. Some proposals seek to implement the plan and others seek to modify the plan, but there is no comprehensive “alternative” plan of action to be considered. The true alternative to the Call to Action would be to leave our United Methodist structure for ministry and mission the way it is and seek to implement the call for spiritual renewal in all of our lives, churches and conferences.
Lent is here and Easter is quickly approaching. If you’ve been racking your brain for ideas (or just procrastinating), check out these tips. They require minimal effort and cost, while still providing ways to engage your congregation and drive home the all-important message of Jesus' death and resurrection.
Set for April 16 through April 18 at Epworth By The Sea on St. Simons Island, the annual retreat has been a gathering place of older adults for many years. Worship and spiritual growth are the main focus of this retreat, and participants are able to totally immerse themselves in the atmosphere and become spiritually renewed.
I was traveling from a meeting as District Superintendent of the Murfreesboro District when I called home to share with Rose that I was going to test the call to the office of bishop.
Bishop James R. King, Jr. has announced the projected appointment of one new District Superintendent. Dr. Edwin M. “Buddy” Cooper, currently senior pastor of St. Paul United Methodist Church in Columbus, will become the Columbus District Superintendent, succeeding Dr. Shane Green.
It is a well-known and documented fact that fathers wield enormous influence over their daughter’s lives, and the bond they share is a special, unique one.
Ashlyn Avera is not afraid to take a stand for God. The 16-year-old Columbus High School sophomore is vocal about her commitment to remain sexually pure until marriage and boldly encourages her peers to do the same.
John’s Gospel is unlike Matthew and Luke. It does not begin with an account of Jesus’ birth or genealogy. Instead, John tells us immediately who Jesus is. He tells us about the glory of Jesus’ character, the nature of his life and his desire to share that life with us.
There are different signs all around us. We see signs that give us directions on the interstates and roads. They also instruct us on how to drive: when to yield, to stop, and to slow down. In stores, signs point us to the various departments and sections. Not only do signs supply us with directions, they also convey meanings and messages. In John’s Gospel, he introduces us to signs (miracles) performed by Jesus.