Tag: Prayer

Pray Forward

By Chuck Griffin Holston WCA Chair I know many of us have long been in prayer regarding what is about to transpire in St. Louis at the Special General Conference, and for the people who will gather there to make a decision. Let’s very… Continue Reading “Pray Forward”

Peace Be with You

By Chuck Griffin Holston WCA Chair Oh, the anxiety. Oh, the chatter! I say that in my Holston Wesleyan Covenant Association role, as a person who gets phone calls and e-mails from worried Methodists. I say that as pastor of a church. As February… Continue Reading “Peace Be with You”

Networking

We at Holston WCA have received several requests from lay people wanting to know how they can network with nearby Methodists who consider themselves “orthodox” or “conservative.” If you are a lay person and would like to serve as a public point of contact… Continue Reading “Networking”

Okay, So Now What?

By Rowland S. Buck Chair, Holston WCA On Saturday, Aug. 25, 160 people from all over the Holston Annual Conference convened to organize the Holston Wesleyan Covenant Association. As we sang our opening hymn, “Victory in Jesus,” I was encouraged, not just by the… Continue Reading “Okay, So Now What?”

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”