UMC “The Call To Action” Vital Congregations

I am really excited about the United Methodist Church “Call To Action.” Over the next several weeks and months we will be setting goals for our congregations at First Hillsville and Out of the Box. I am asking that our members begin to pray about what God will have us set as goals and how God wants us to IMPACT out community for Jesus Christ. Here is our First step that will culminate with a plan that will be developed by...

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The Joy of Being a Pastor

The greatest joy of being a pastor is seeing people experience a changed life. Luke 4:18 NLT 18 “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, for he has anointed me to bring Good News to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim that captives will be released, that the blind will see, that the oppressed will be set free, 19 and that the time of the Lord’s favor has come. The Bible teaches that as Christians we have been anointed to bring Good News...

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iPad 2, I finally have one
Aug05

iPad 2, I finally have one

I have been patient and finally purchased an iPad 2. I wanted one when the first ones came out but I have learned to be patient and not buy on first impulse. I am glad that I waited. I knew right off that I liked the iPad but then became frustrated with it when I went to St. Simons Island Ga. The internet service there was not good at all and even worse on the ipad than the laptop. However, with time I have started to see...

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My New Running Buddy – Dakota Carico – Tuesday August 16th – 7am
Aug05

My New Running Buddy – Dakota Carico – Tuesday August 16th – 7am

I love to run and even more than that, I love to see other people take up running. Dakota was talking to me at the Worship Center on Thursday night and he wants to run a Marathon with me, 26.2 miles. AWESOME! So, my friend Dakota is taking the 8 mile challenge on Tuesday morning August 16th at 7am and he has invited Evan Nester to join us??? We haven’t heard from Evan yet??? I know that Dakota will pass this test, if he can...

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Book Review: Change The World
Aug05

Book Review: Change The World

Mike Slaughter is not only one of the voices calling out to the church to change, Mike has demonstrated that change in his own congregation. Sounding the alarm that the church is dying is not popular but Mike is doing so and he rightfully says if the church doesn’t change it will just continue to dwindle. Mike Slaughter is a United Methodist pastor on a mission to Change the World. “Moses had two careers during his first...

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