Therefore, Go!

As we approach the season of General Conference in the United Methodist Church, it’s crucial to reflect on our mission: “To make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world,” a mission directly inspired by the Great Commission in...

Don’t Wait

Matthew 5:14-15 (New Revised Standard Version Updated Edition) 14 “You are the light of the world. A city built on a hill cannot be hid. 15 People do not light a lamp and put it under the bushel basket; rather, they put it on the lampstand, and it gives...

Welcome to Fall!

I’m enjoying our one-on-one meetings this time of year! I love hearing how things are going in your church – the good, the bad, the ugly and the hopeful. Many of you are starting to see some re-growth – not just returnees from pandemic and home church watching,...
Let’s #BeUMC Together

Let’s #BeUMC Together

I just returned from teaching Church Leadership and Administration to this year’s Licensing school folks, our newest colleagues. I love doing this because I get to meet people as they are first entering ministry, and are still delighted and excited to be appointed and...

Regarding Disaffiliation (May 2023)

In the Northern Virginia District, we have not had many disaffiliation votes or processes ongoing, but I have had many people ask me about how it is going around the conference, and what it means for United Methodists as a whole. As I prepared to write to both the...
Doing A New Thing

Doing A New Thing

Isaiah 43:19 (New International Version) 19 See, I am doing a new thing!    Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?I am making a way in the wilderness    and streams in the wasteland Welcome to the Northern Virginia...