Category: Organizing

Why I Joined

By Rowland S. Buck I have been a United Methodist my whole life. My great-great-great grandfather was a Methodist preacher. My father was a Methodist preacher. I have been born and raised in the Methodist Church. So, the schism we experience now, the divide… Continue Reading “Why I Joined”

Don’t Forget Africa

By Buford “Boo” Hankins Coming away from the 2018 Holston Annual Conference, I was hoping to have had an opportunity for the conference as a whole to give its reaction to the Council of Bishops’ proposal to the special General Conference in February 2019.… Continue Reading “Don’t Forget Africa”

Practicing the Presence

Our WCA display has been well-received at Holston Annual Conference thus far. Lots of people have stopped by to seek information regarding individual memberships and church memberships. We’ve even had a few folks sign up on the spot, and we’ve lost count of how… Continue Reading “Practicing the Presence”

The Critical Role of the Laity

This is a simple plea. Laity, step up and be counted. Methodism, like any properly structured collection of Christians, traditionally has emphasized the leadership of spiritually mature, scripturally astute lay people. Clergy have an important role, too, but these professionals have failed in their… Continue Reading “The Critical Role of the Laity”