Aldersgate Church focuses on growing disciples & serving community
The Rev. Erik Grayson is in his first appointment at Aldersgate UMC in North Charleston, S.C., and in those six years they have begun to see much fruit in their discipleship efforts.
The Future of Discipleship
As we think about the future of discipleship, we can learn much from the African American church tradition. The love, the faithfulness, and the discipleship in the Black Church offer aspirational insight into how all of our church relationships can look.
Deliberate fundraising helps aging church make needed repairs
A large, old building and delayed maintenance. Our church faced the problems of many congregations. We needed work on the roof, tuck-pointing of the building’s stone walls, and repair of the bell tower. Initial estimates suggested the repairs would cost about $50,000. That was a huge amount for us.
Pastor guides church into the 21st century
The Rev. Dr. Myron McCoy went to First United Methodist Church at the Chicago Temple in July of 2014. He found groups of people committed to ministry, but to ministry of their own particular interest – not to the church as a whole. He quickly realized he needed to change this silo mentality.
Church’s prayers and concern for discipleship of children, increase adult discipleship
When Rev. Hogun Kim arrived at Zion United Methodist Church in Mendota, Illinois, in July of 2015, one of the first things he noticed was the members. There weren’t many. “And the ones who were there were of retirement age; the youngest was 61.” But he also noticed that these remaining members were willing to make changes.
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