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Birmingham hosts national children's ministry forum


Also see related story: Children's Workers reminded thier job is to make disciples of Jesus Christ This week United Methodist Children's ministry leaders from across the country have gathered in Birmingham for Children's Ministry Forum 2007: Heart and Soul. The event is sponsored by Large Church Initiative and The General Board of Discipleship and is designed for children's leaders in United Methodist Churches with more than 350 people in worship. During the three days, these children's ...

Recap of MADE - Confirmation Retreat 2007


What does it mean to be a disciple of Jesus Christ? If I choose to become a disciple, will I have to go it alone? Will I become a disciple instantly? Will it be easy? These were questions young people were facing this past weekend at the MADE, Becoming Disciples of Jesus Christ Confirmation Retreat. Rev. Penny Ford, Rev. Jack Hinnon, and Rev. Melody Traylor shared with the confirmands that it takes courage and patience if we choose to follow Jesus Christ but we have support along the way. Bishop...

Sumatanga celebrates "important summer" of ministry


As students head back to school, Bart Styes, the Director of Summer Camping Programs at Camp Sumatanga, took time to celebrate the disciple-making ministry that happened with students at Camp Sumatanga during the summer of 2006. Here is his report. We just wrapped up a very important summer in the life of our camping ministry. This marked the first summer that Camp Sumatanga was responsible for managing the elementary, junior high and senior high camping programs. Previously, these were managed ...

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