Bringing A New Ministry To Life Posted May 5
One of our key strategic priorities is Small Group Ministry and Spiritual Formation. This priority is key in helping us grow our faith more intentionally, as well as provide ways of caring for one another (Gal. 6:1-5). Since December, a small group of people made up of Gary Bledsoe, Amanda Hancock and Gilbert Jones have been meeting with Pastor Kim to discuss and dream about ways to address the spiritual formation of our congregation through intentional faith development. An idea was born to offer a non-Sunday morning experience that provides for engagement with faith issues that require dialogue rather than monologue and more time than the Sunday morning preaching moment might allow. For the time being, we have called this experience, "Going Deeper."
The United Methodist Church is an 11-million-strong global church that opens hearts, opens doors and opens minds through active engagement with our world. John Wesley and the early Methodists placed primary emphasis on Christian living, on putting faith and love into action. This emphasis on what Wesley referred to as "practical divinity" has continued to be a hallmark of United Methodism today.
The United Methodist Committee on Relief is a global humanitarian aid organization of the United Methodist Church that is serving in over 80 countries.