Category: Organizing

A New Pentecost?

In Acts 1:4, Jesus told his disciples,  “Do not leave … wait for the gift my Father promised.” The Spirit came to those who were waiting in the upper room. I invite you to take these three days of Pentecost, beginning Thursday evening, to…

Reintroduction

By Chuck Griffin Holston WCA Board Chair Oh my. The water has flowed very rapidly under the bridge the last few months, hasn’t it? COVID-19. (Did I even need to say that?) And of course, there are the virus’ effects on the church. Our…

Living in Uncharted Territory

I don’t like change. I don’t like being uncomfortable or not knowing what lies ahead. But it seems this is what we’re being forced into, both in our world and as United Methodists. As the leader of the prayer-focused Holston chapter of the WCA…

Fear Not!

A Holston WCA Gathering Pastors and church leaders in the southern end of the Holston Conference are invited to a gathering Sunday afternoon, Feb. 9, to hear more about the benefits of joining the Wesleyan Covenant Association. The Fear Not! event will be held…

Loving Guidance

We at the Holston WCA would like to share the words of one pastor who is dealing with the developments in the UMC in a loving, thoughtful way. He’s right—to not guide congregants during this time would be unloving. A Love Letter to My…