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New CrossWinds Church celebrates land and looks ahead to launch of public ministry


One of the North Alabama Conference priorities is establishing new communities of faith.  Northeast District Superintendent Rev. Tom Bell shares that one of the newest communities of faith, which was just launched at Annual Conference 2007, has a lot to celebrate. The Crosswinds Church now not only have 25 families who have committed to be part of the community’s core group, but last week the district was able to help this new community of faith acquire land.   The CrossWinds Church is being ...

Asbury UMC reclaims "churches starting churches" tradition to support New Heights congregation


One of the priorities of the North Alabama Conference is establishing new communities of faith.  As the Conference seeks to live out this priority, it is finding new ways to help new communities of faith form and grow. One way is what Director of the Center for Congregational Development Dr. Dick Freeman calls the Mother-Daughter model.  This is when an established, strong and healthy congregation intentionally supports and helps launch a new community of faith. That new community may one day ...

5% Challenge: Guntersville First says "Do it Again, God!"


Do it Again God!By Rev. Robin Scott, Pastor Here at Guntersville First we have had almost a 300% increase (212-609) in worship attendance since 1987. This represents 18 consecutive years that the worship attendance was greater than the year before. This church has been reaching people for Christ when many other churches of all denominations have struggled to do so. Without pride or boastfulness we report this fact for we are humbled by God's grace, blessings, and abundance. We simply want to ...

Conference announces new Assistant Director of Congregational Development


North Alabama Conference Director of Connectional Ministries Rev. Dale Cohen announced that the Congregational Development Search Team has selected Thomas Muhomba as the new Assistant Director of Congregational Development following a nation-wide search. Rev. Muhomba, a native of Zimbabwe, is an ordained United Methodist minister. He was ordained an elder in the in the United Methodist Church in 1988 when he was 24 years old. Since then he has served in pastoral ministry with the United ...

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