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Wandering: A Reflection on the Appointment Season

With appointment season upon us in the United Methodist tradition, this is an exciting, scary, and trusting time in the life of our denomination. Molly Just, the current Director of Discipleship at Southwestern College, shares her reflections as she prepares to be commissioned as a provisional elder in the Great Plains Conference of the United Methodist Church.

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Step 13: Take the Inside-Out Route.

There are two basic ways to approach “righteousness.” There’s the outside-in approach and the inside-out approach. External conformity to the law by performance vs. Internal fulfillment of the law by grace. This outside-in approach captures the methodology of the Pharisees. The inside-out approach captures the way of Jesus. The Pharisees concerned themselves with “clean hands.” Jesus was after a pure heart.

From: J. D. Walt

Dealing with the Spring Time Slump (Episode 015)

Don’t panic when your attendance starts to slump off in the spring! The Youth Ministry Collective discusses how to handle it. You can also subscribe to our podcast via iTunes.

From: Youth Ministry Collective

Vision – A Non-negotiable

As best I can tell, nowhere in scripture are we told to plant churches. We are, however, clearly commissioned to make disciples. Church planting is the outflow of effective disciple making given the corporate nature of discipleship.

From: Church Planter Collective

What Happens in Vegas

The love of money devolves into Gollum-like aberration. Faithful stewardship of God’s assets entrusted to us seeds redemptive commerce and beautiful mission. When money is used well, societies are transformed, not just individuals. Narcissistic impulses morph into behaviors that point to the hope of God’s Kingdom.

From: Faith and Work Collective

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Soul Care Collective

Encouraging individuals in personal soul care and equipping them to care for others within the context of their own vocation.

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