Stay the Course

Stay the Course I love this Message translation of the first part of Psalm 119: Psalm 119 The Message (MSG) 119 1-8 You’re blessed when you stay on course,     walking steadily on the road revealed by God. You’re blessed when...

Leading Positive Change

Leading Positive Change This month, I would like to focus on some thoughts and/or challenges from the “Lead Like Jesus (Revisited)” book (pp. 248-251) … as we continue ‘Moving Forward in God’s Mission.’  Leading lasting change requires understanding and addressing...
Finance Workshop

Finance Workshop

Finance Workshop  Saturday, November 2 from 9:00 a.m. to 12 NOON Springfield UMC (7047 Old Keene Mill Road, Springfield, Va 22150) The Bi-District will hold a Finance Workshop on Saturday, November 2. This workshop is designed for both clergy and laity who serve on...
A Sobering Lesson from History

A Sobering Lesson from History

A Sobering Lesson From History “To see Methodism … substantially united would be worth living for and sacrificing for through the toiling of long years.” The Long Road to Methodist Union, p. 108 On November 7, 1919, almost one hundred years ago, a group called the...
A Hopeful Legacy

A Hopeful Legacy

A Hopeful Legacy Last Sunday, September 15, 2019, I got to preach for the 175th anniversary of Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church. 175 years is not the oldest in our district, but still 175 years is a significant lifetime. The lifecycle of many churches (birth...
Stay Connected

Stay Connected

Stay Connected… Real wisdom, God’s wisdom, begins with a holy life and is characterized by getting along with others. It is gentle and reasonable, overflowing with mercy and blessings, not hot one day and cold the next, not two-faced. You can develop a healthy, robust...