message by Pastor B on Resurrection Sunday, Asbury Church Shepherdstown WV
Message: "HOW DID I MAKE IT" from Pastor B, Senior Pastor at Asbury Church Shepherdstown WV. Come WORSHIP GOD with us! We thank God for you and your family a...
Megalomaniactic Pastors: What if Your Pastor’s a Functional Psychopath?
I meet up with a ton of pastors for lunch or coffee. It’s not a means of “networking” as it’s mostly just a means of connecting with like-minded men and women. These groups of people consist of mega-church leaders, musicians, youth pastors, lay-leaders, and everyone else in between. But, the other day I met up [Read More...]
15 ways to pray for your pastor
We show appreciation for our United Methodist ministers when we pray for them regularly. Here are some helpful ways to get started.
eNote from Pastor Wayne Alloway
In his book, "Dancing with Dinosaurs," Bill Easum tells about a woman who owned the finest winery in all the land. Everything about the winery was superb—the fertile land yielded some of the finest grapes grown anywhere in the world, and the exquisite wooden vats (which had been in her family for ages) nurtured the crushed grapes perfectly. For more than two centuries, people had enjoyed the winery’s world-famous wine But over time the wine developed a bitter taste—and the owner couldn't figure…
Questions Youth Pastors Can Ask Students
You and your team are getting ready for the evening and in walks one of your students 25 minutes early. This is one good reason to be prepared without last minute work to do. But aside from that, how do you engage in conversation It needs to be natural and genuine, allowing your compassion to shine through no matter your personality. But one principle is the idea of being an audience. Listen to students’ stories and thoughts. Laugh, pay attention and take note…
Your Pastor's Beard: What Does It Reveal?
Your Pastor’s Beard: What Does It Reveal? Your Pastor’s Beard: What Does It Reveal? October 8, 2018 Scot McKnight
Thoughts from Your Pastor: 08/10/16
Fifteen Reasons Why Your Pastor Should Not Visit Much
While I am not advocating that pastors never visit people, I am concerned that such expectations are well beyond those with serious and emergency needs.
Rattlesnake nuggets with sweet-lime Hollandaise sauce. That appetizer, among other dishes, won 9-year-old Lucy Chelton, of Sellersville, Pa., first place on a children’s television cooking show, Food Network’s “ Chopped Jr ,” Tuesday night, August 2 Now Lucy, whose parents are on the ministry staff of Christ UMC in Lansdale, Pa., is sharing part of her $10,000 prize with FISH, a Pennridge area program that provides…
5 Reasons Why Pastors Should Not Be Small Group Leaders
Pastors are understood to be and often function as teachers Successful small groups are led by facilitators, not teachers. Facilitators draw out experiences and bolster confidence about sharing. Teachers shape understanding by leading through their own expertise. The expertise of the pastor can overshadow the experience of the members Pastors are authority figures. Even when pastors prioritize functioning as facilitators, their very presence stifles conversation as…
The Message for January 31: What a Blessing
How lucky are we at Immanuel to have folks of all different ages in our community! Our youngest was born last week—congrats to Joe and Lynn—and then there are those of us who are a little older! We have families with young children and middle schoolers and high schoolers. We have families that are empty-nesters, and families that are retired. We have singles and couples of all ages. We have folks homebound and in care centers. What a blessing This year we are…
Midweek Message: What is your greatest need?
Scripture of the Week: Deuteronomy 29:29 We are all born with the same basic needs for love, shelter, food, safety, and God. Can you imagine not knowing the God who meets all of our needs? What would life be like without Him and without the Church? There are many
The Message 11/21: Grateful for Questions
This Sunday, November 25th, is United Methodist Student Day. The special offering received that day provides loans and scholarship funds for United Methodist college, university and graduate students. There will be an envelope included in the bulletin that morning for gifts Menu for Wednesday Night Grateful for Questions In our staff meeting on Tuesday, I shared some of Brother David Steindl-Rast’s ABCs of gratitude. This is…
We’re getting a new pastor! What can I do?
When leadership changes, so do churches. A pastor who has been there before shares lessons learned and tips to make things work well right from the start.
Words From Pastor Mark
We Need Heroes! The lyrics of a song from a few years ago are: Everybody needs a hero Someone who always knows the way Just when you’re sure you’ve really gone astray. . . By Joan Jett and The Blac…
Thoughts from Your Pastor: 01/20/16 "By the numbers..."
This is a weekly devotion-driven email correspondence meant to inspire, challenge and encourage.
What can a horse teach a pastor?
The people of The United Methodist Church are putting our faith in action by making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.
The Message 1/2/19: Bible 101 Challenge
The January/February edition of the Upper Room devotionals can be picked up from the rack in the foyer For those of you who use offering envelopes, they are now available in the foyer. Menu for Wednesday Night: Bible 101 Challenge In the spring of 2017, I signed up for a six-week fitness challenge at a local gym. I was concerned about my health and needed some accountability and support to jumpstart a different way of caring for my body. I must admit, I…
Foothills UMC's 10.7.18 Message: The First Must be Last, Part II
Pastor Lori continues the message on the least, the last and the lost.
2.10.19 Message and Music
Jesus got run out of his home town for preaching a radical hospitality.