A Call to Roar

We have much to rejoice over as we enter this Passover/Easter season! The Lord is continuing to work out His plan and promise in us. Although General Conference of the UMC has been delayed another year, we can trust God has us right on time. In this waiting period, let’s increase our hearts’ desire to seek Him and His refining process. Please join us on Sunday evening for a time of rejoicing, prayer, prophetic perspective, and information on the emerging Global Methodist Church.

Thank you for your continued faithfulness to lift up the WCA leadership and process.

PRAYER POINTS FOR APRIL

  • Transitional Leadership Council of the Global Methodist Church (globalmethodist.org)
  • God’s vision and timing for the Global Methodist Church
  • Global WCA President Rev. Keith Boyette, Vice President Rev. Walter Fenton and Council Members
  • Bishop Taylor and Cabinet as they lead Holston and prepare for new appointments
  • Holston WCA Chapter President Rev. Chuck Griffin and other leaders
  • Pastors and congregations to have creative ways to look after one another

The Holston WCA Intercessory Prayer Group meets on Zoom at 11:00 Wednesdays and we would love for you to join us. Contact me at wilderfamily@hotmail.com and I will send you the access link.

Becky Wilder

WCA International Intercessor Leader for Holston Chapter

The Global Methodist Church

The name and look for a new traditional Methodist denomination has been announced. Read the press release here.

Please note, the Global Methodist Church is not active until such time as the so-called “Protocol” legislation passes at a United Methodist General Conference, or it becomes clear that this carefully crafted agreement no longer has the support it needs to pass.

The Global Methodist Church is separate from the Wesleyan Covenant Association, not a change to the WCA, which is organized as an advocacy group. The WCA is taking a leadership role among traditional Methodists working to establish the Global Methodist Church.

Please also take note of an online event this evening where it’s likely this new development will be discussed. It’s now recommended that if at all possible, people viewing it should use the Facebook site listed on the flyer below.

20 days of prayer and fasting

On February 20th the Commission on General Conference will meet to determine if it is feasible to go forward with plans for General Conference in August and/or options if the usual way of gathering is not possible. Rev. Leo Park, lead intercessor for the WCA International Intercessory Prayer Network is calling for three weeks of increased prayer with fasting (method of your choice), to cover the Commission and process.

Rev. Park explains we are like midwives to oversee the birth of the new Methodism. Our prayers are two fold: To protect from any attempts of the enemy to derail God’s plans and to intercede for the Lord’s will and way to be clear to the Commission.

Would you join us in seeing our way through? Thank you for your faithful prayers as we wait together for God’s perfect timing.

PRAYER POINTS FOR FEBRUARY

  • God’s will and timing for General Conference
  • Global WCA President Rev. Keith Boyette, Vice President Rev. Walter Fenton and Council Members
  • Bishop Taylor and Cabinet as they lead Holston and prepare for new appointments
  • Holston WCA Chapter President Rev. Chuck Griffin and other leaders
  • Pastors and congretations to have creative ways to look after one another

The Holston WCA Intercessory Prayer Group meets on Zoom at 11:00 Wednesdays and we would love for you to join us. Contact me at wilderfamily@hotmail.com and I will send you the access link.

Becky Wilder

WCA International Intercessor Leader for Holston Chapter

Guaranteed in 2021

John 3:16 (NLT)

For God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.


If there’s anything we’ve learned from 2020, it’s that we have no idea what a year might have in store for us. With one exception.

I have no insight regarding when the pandemic will end. I do have high hopes for the vaccine, and I’m praying for something resembling normal worship during the Easter season. (Easter Sunday will be April 4.) I of course am also praying that the pandemic will not interrupt the establishment in 2021 of a denomination that will help us keep alive traditional, scriptural Methodism.

Let’s also pray that wonderful events during 2021 will lift us up globally. Perhaps a powerful outbreak of the Holy Spirit, another true Great Awakening regarding Jesus Christ’s work in this world? I would so like to see that happen.

About that one certainty I mentioned: I can promise you this, the grace poured out on us by God will remain available. It has remained available in 2020, and it will always be available, until we turn off the calendar and simply stand before God in full, rejoicing and worshiping our savior into eternity.

By “grace,” I mean the love God continually shows us despite the fact we do not deserve it. It is a great, continuous gift, one we simply have to agree to receive.

Grace is available even before people acknowledge God exists. Grace tugs at us; it exists as a feeling there is more to life than what we simply see.

Grace washes over us and into us at the moment we accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. From then on, grace changes us, as much as we allow the Holy Spirit to work in our lives.

Based on the truth of ever-present grace, I can say that 2021 will be an important, powerful year. People will find Jesus Christ and eternal life through simple belief. People will grow to be more like what God would have them be.

Any more good news will simply be additional evidence of how much God loves us.

Have a blessed, grace-filled 2021!


A version of this article originally ran on Methodist Life, an outreach effort inspired by the work of the Holston WCA. To subscribe to daily “Life Talk” devotionals, go to any page of the Methodist Life website and enter your email address in the registration block.

Good News!

And the angel said to them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good news of great joy, which shall be to all people… a Savior has been born to you… Luke 2:10-11

For the shepherds, it must have been quite a shock when the angels appeared. They were just ordinary working men, feeling comfortable and confident with the world around them. They expected each day to be like the ones past. But this night threw them off balance. Sure, they had heard all their lives that a Messiah was coming, but assumed it was in the distant future. They had no idea God had reached a “fullness of time” moment and would shift everything to another level. In an instant, they had to make a choice—do we believe this really happened, or ignore it as a crazy dream and go back to what we’ve always known?

This year, 2020, has thrown us off balance. Having the lifestyle we’ve always known interrupted, our churches closed, our denomination and nation in turmoil has been very unsettling. Are we in another “fullness of time” juncture? With all that is shaking around us, the angel’s words are still reaching out. We, too, have a choice—will we make the world’s news our source, or the news of the angel?

I hope you choose JOY!

Thank you for your faithful prayers for the new thing the Lord is planning for Methodism, and for those who have made a commitment to our 24/7 Watch and Pray call. If you would still like to sign up, you can go to https://wesleyancovenant.org/2020/09/28/watch-and-pray/.

PRAYER POINTS FOR DECEMBER

  • Global WCA President Rev. Keith Boyette, Vice President Rev. Walter Fenton and Council Members
  • Clear vision from the Lord as they work to prepare for the future
  • General Conference Committee’s exploration of alternative meeting options for GC 2021
  • Wisdom for Judicial Counsel as they review the “Protocol” for any legal corrections
  • Open up ways to get WCA’s message to more Methodist members and churches
  • Provision and bold witness in this Covid-19 time, especially in nations with limited resources
  • Bishop Taylor and Cabinet as they lead Holston
  • Holston WCA Chapter President Rev. Chuck Griffin and other leaders
  • Pastors and congretations to have creative ways to look after one another

The Holston WCA Intercessory Prayer Group meets on Zoom at 11:00 Wednesdays and we would love for you to join us. Contact me at wilderfamily@hotmail.com and I will send you the access link.

Becky Wilder

WCA International Intercessor Leader for Holston Chapter