Sustaining mission through ‘Holy Currencies’

Money, Time and Place, Gracious Leadership, Relationship, Truth, Wellness. Those are the six Holy Currencies the Rev. Eric Law shared with Eastern PA Conference members in his interactive teaching session at their 2018 Annual Conference June 15. These essential values must circulate or flow among people to form a “cycle of blessings,” he said. They should continuously recycle through exchanges, like currency, to ensure that effective ministry can be both “missional and sustainable.”  Read more

Call for Gen. Conference Special Session amended

The Council of Bishops has amended its call for the 2019 special General Conference. Under the new call, delegates to the denomination’s top lawmaking body will receive…  Read more

What United Methodists can do about suicide

In addition to the grief and loss that comes with any death, surviving family members and friends struggle to understand. They are filled with additional questions… Learn more.  Read more

Annual conference urged to embrace change, unity

“Raise your expectations.” That is the Rev. Justin Hancock’s advice when asked what United Methodists can do to improve “disability ministry.” “You must have gospel-level expectations. That is when the… Read more

Freedom

By John W. Coleman–Adapted from a sermon on Mark 5:1-20, preached July 1, 2018, at Servants of Christ UMC Philadelphia. The demon-possessed man languishing among the dark tombs in Gerasenes ran to Jesus…  Read more