In addition to the class meeting, early Methodism had another vital practice called “bands,” which were smaller in size than the class meeting and also more intense in accountability. Today, they would be considered something like an accountability or covenant Continue reading A Model for Wesleyan Contemplative Order
by Parker Haynes, Associate Minister at Myers Park UMC, Charlotte It’s nothing new to say that God created us for community. In baptism, we are incorporated into the body of Christ and become the laos. We want others to be present Continue reading WHY GO SMALL?
A new round of Grants have been offered from the Leadership Development Team for some exciting opportunities for Clergy and Ministry Professionals of WNCC! Our providers say thanks and invite you to join in these exciting retreats and programs designed Continue reading LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES AND THANKS!
A Conversation on the Ways of God Formed by the Words of God by Eugene H. Peterson Living Out the Word Made Flesh -Sixty years ago I found myself distracted, – Eugene Peterson writes. -A chasm had developed between the Continue reading As Kingfishers Catch Fire
Progressive Youth Ministry Conference March 8-10, 2017 in Montreat, NC. It can be difficult for a youth worker who identifies as “progressive” or “liberal” to find a tribe. Most events, conferences, camps, and curricula cater to evangelicals. But as progressive Continue reading Progressive Youth Ministry
Discovering our Spiritual Gifts together as a church Plowpoint Ministries offers Finding Your Burning Bush as a way to help people identify their gifts and recognize how to use them in ministry. We have all been given gifts by the Continue reading Finding Your Burning Bush
by Lovett H. Weems, Jr. Lovett Weems examines the findings of a new report on engaging young adults and shares clues for improving ministry with younger people. He notes that churches that assume they can engage young adults in the Continue reading Lessons from Churches that Reach Young Adults
by John S. Boggs, WNC Conference, Director of Vital Discipleship Dr. Zan Holmes, known to many through Disciple Bible Study, preached an evangelistic sermon at Annual Conference many years ago reminding us that “shepherds don’t beget sheep; sheep beget sheep.” In other words, Continue reading Let’s Make Disciples!
Episode 62 of the original Chuck Knows Church series: What’s your definition of “disciples”? Can you name all 12? Were there are any more than 12? These questions and more will be answered by Chuck! Find other episodes on a Continue reading Chuck Knows Church: Disciples
Fast Track is an adaptation of the original, bestselling Disciple Bible Study: Becoming Disciples through Bible Study. It is ideal for busy people who want to fit a comprehensive Bible Study into their schedule. Watch this video to learn more Continue reading DISCIPLE: Fast Track