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"We Are On The Way to a Better Church”

Leadership December 14, 2022

“We Are On The Way to a Better Church” Remarks shared with The Florida Conference Hyde Park UMC, Tampa December 11, 2022 Bishop Ken Carter   I want to say that I am grateful to The Florida Conference ...

Commentary: QAnon and the failure of prophecy

Leadership January 29, 2021

There have been many reports since January 20 about QAnon adherents and the failure of their prophecy about the inauguration of President Joe Biden. The advocates of the prophecy believed, among other...

Council urges no new US bishops for 4 years

Conference News Leadership November 16, 2020

United Methodist Bishop Cynthia Fierro Harvey presides over an online meeting of the denomination’s Council of Bishops. Amid financial pressure and a potential denominational split, the council called for postponing elections of new U.S. bishops and urged that five new African bishops be added only as resources allow. UM News screenshot via Zoom.

"This is when the church learns how to be the church"

COVID-19 Leadership Lifestyle October 02, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced many pastors into roles for which they were not prepared, and that has led to added stress and the potential for burnout. But this trying period is also an opportunity for church growth and for members to help minister their pastors by taking things off their plates.

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