Take Disciples … Yes, You

Posted by on Mar 2, 2013 in General Rant, Leading the Church, Leading the Local Congregation, Main, Memphis Conference, Methodism | 1 comment

Today is Saturday. That means that I’ve heard that “the Church is in decline” approximately a hundred times since Sunday, give or take a few. It means that I’ve heard that the answer is “to make disciples for the transformation of the world,” approximately seventy-five times. You may have noticed that I hear about the problem more often than I hear about any proposed solutions. But there is a great deal of...

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Young Disciples Are Ready

Posted by on Jul 30, 2012 in Leading the Local Congregation, Main, Memphis Conference, Methodism, Society at Large | 0 comments

I’m a big believer in Confirmation. Theologically, it is vital to any denomination that embraces Infant Baptism, and I certainly do. Practically, it is a time when youth and their parents can really begin to take hold of the concepts of discipleship. That’s why I met with my new church’s most recent batch of confirmands today. I missed out on the biggest class the church has ever seen by a few weeks, so I felt it a priority to...

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