1. Response to Western Jurisdiction proposal

    March 15th, 2012 at 11:02 AM

    By Rich Peck

    The College of Bishops of the Western Jurisdiction proposed a helpful alternative structure for us to consider.  The Western Jurisdiction College of Bishops proposes that each of the five offices proposed by Connectional Table be governed by 15-member boards and three members of each board would be named to a 15-membe... read more

  2. Reason No. 10-Make Disciples

    March 15th, 2012 at 9:33 AM

    By Larry Coppock

    By considering one or a combination of the previous nine reasons a church may develop a consistent list of prospects for the Lord. Nurturing children, teens, and families through outreach and evangelism and incorporating them into the life of the church may have tremendous, eternal results for the children, their families ... read more

  3. Reason No. 9-Intentionality

    February 16th, 2012 at 9:02 AM

    By Larry Coppock

    The scouting program can be an effective, intentional outreach ministry of the local church. Through intentional planning, the church has the ability to transform these scouting programs into important youth ministries similar to other important ministries and initiatives. As a result, scouting always should be on a level w... read more

  4. No.8. Develop Servant Leaders (Friends, Followers, Fishermen)

    February 3rd, 2012 at 2:01 PM

    By Larry Coppock

    Each youth organization that we work with has inherent “building blocks” that the local church can transform into effective ministry. For example, they require service projects that offer opportunities to begin to cultivate effective servant leaders. By starting as “friends” (members of a troop or cl... read more

  5. A view from Heaven

    January 27th, 2012 at 11:06 AM

    By Rich Peck

    Channeled by Rich Peck Hello –  I am one of the saints you temporary dwellers on earth celebrate each All Saints Day. I thought I should channel a few thoughts to you. First of all, don’t send any prayers through me. While I celebrate with you and cry with you, I have absolutely no control over your sit... read more