Stop Confirming Teenagers to Membership

Stop Confirming Teenagers to Membership

Stop Confirming Teenagers to Membership. Start Confirming them to Mission!  Mark D. Hinds Remember when Jesus called his disciples and how he baptized them and appointed them as junior community members? Then when the disciples turned thirteen, he convened a crash...

Rethinking Summer Mission Activity: The Mission Un-Trip

by Brittany Porch Upon canceling our summer mission trips due to Covid-19, the church Session committed to an alternative mission experience for our youth that was safe and offered a meaningful service experience. To pull this off, I had quite the task set before me....
Mission Trips Revisited

Mission Trips Revisited

I still remember the conversation. I was talking with our associate pastor about an upcoming annual youth mission trip. We both expressed some frustration with previous years’ trips. It wasn’t so much the places we had gone or the things we had done but mostly with...
A Conversation with Dr. Thomas Long

A Conversation with Dr. Thomas Long

By: Priscilla Andre-Colton Dr. Thomas Long is one of the plenary presenters for the 2019 Annual Event in Galveston. He will be speaking to the gathered body on Thursday and Friday and will lead a workshop on Friday afternoon. For more information about the annual...
The Transformative Power of Youth Mission Trips

The Transformative Power of Youth Mission Trips

By: Jann Treadwell All of us want to make a difference in the lives of others. This can occur as we follow Christ’s mandate to serve those in need. That said, youth leaders hope service projects also will make a difference in the faith and lives of our own youth, not...