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Partners congregational visits

2017-07-05T11:40:54+00:00 July 2nd, 2017|Categories: Don't Miss, Reflections|

Partners congregational visits

Synod Council members at our December 2015 meeting lamented that Mission Support receipts were nearly $178,000, or about 10%, behind budgeted expenses. The Council directed the NC Synod staff to develop a program whereby representatives would be trained to go to all of our congregations to lift up the many vital ministries of the synod in hopes of a much needed uptick in mission support.

Still, as I traveled about the synod, I realized how many of our congregations are struggling.

Holy Week

2017-04-04T09:40:31+00:00 April 3rd, 2017|Categories: Don't Miss, Reflections|

Jesus carrying the cross artwork

Holy Week

My father-in-law always intrigued me with the stack of novels he brought to the beach for family vacations. Even more interesting was his habit of reading the last chapter first, wanting to know how the story ended, 

A culture of call

2017-03-16T11:57:24+00:00 March 6th, 2017|Categories: Don't Miss, Reflections|

A culture of call

A Culture of Call

As I write from the ELCA Conference of Bishops in Chicago this first week in March, there are many blessings to celebrate, yet many obvious and pressing challenges facing this church.

Prophetic voices

2017-02-07T11:59:12+00:00 February 6th, 2017|Categories: Don't Miss, Reflections|

image of loudspeaker

Prophetic voices

If your measuring stick is the number of phone calls to the bishop’s office in the NC Synod to register complaints about their pastor, the first week in February is the winner thus far in my 18-month tenure. The reason?

Don’t miss Bold Like Jesus!

2017-01-23T13:33:28+00:00 January 21st, 2017|Categories: Don't Miss|

Bold Like Jesus logoDon’t miss this year’s Bold Like Jesus event: ‘Cross’ing Borders. Jesus dined with prostitutes, touched lepers, and included women. In doing so, he was highly offensive, intentionally inclusive, and radically bold. He broke down barriers, built bridges and blessed the outcast. As Jesus says, “Follow me,” what barriers can you break down? How can you be bold like Jesus? Join with our ecumenical brothers and sisters  at Trinity AME Zion Church in Greensboro, February 2-4.

Learn more about this BOLD event.