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The Joyful Journey: I Just Wasn’t Made For This Time?

9/9/2021

Bishop David Bard encourages those feeling overwhelmed and reminds us that we have a God who will be with us "to the end of the age."


Taking cues from Ted Lasso

9/16/2021

Trusting the power of love, believing in people, and calling them to believe in themselves: Wasn't that a prime way Jesus went about his ministry?


The Joyful Journey: I Just Wasn’t Made For This Time?

9/9/2021

Bishop David Bard encourages those feeling overwhelmed and reminds us that we have a God who will be with us "to the end of the age."


Two branches of the river

9/2/2021

Rev. Cindy Gregorson reflects on her takeaways from the emerging Global Methodist Church's New Day Conference and how we can be the church amid change.


Sabbath reset

8/17/2021

What is church if Sunday morning worship is not the main thing anymore? What would it be like to create Sabbath experiences that connect to our soul hungers?


Maintaining and preserving church records

8/3/2021

What do you do with all those church records? Here's a look at how they may be used and why it's important to develop a record retention policy.


The Joyful Journey: When all that is solid melts into air

8/3/2021

In the midst of the maelstrom we find ourselves in, we need to engage in deep dialogue about our identity, our mission, our vision, and our values.


Learning to ask for money standing up

7/16/2021

Rev. Rachael Warner shares how a struggling church she served changed the way they looked at finances and generosity.


July 4 reflections

7/5/2021

Bishop Bard reflects on both the accomplishments and failings of the United States and shares his desire for an America for all, not just for the sake of our country but for the sake of the work of God in the world.


The Joyful Journey: Heading for Annual Conference

6/10/2021

Bishop Bard reminisces about annual conferences past and talks about how each year this gathering serves as a means of grace, even when it happens virtually.


Saving the past for the future

5/20/2021

It's important for congregations to preserve for future generations records that document the ways they shifted their methods and ministry over the past year.


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