Leadership during a Pandemic for Church Council Chairpersons, Lay Leaders, and Pastor - Shared screen with speaker view
Good evening everyone - I serve as lay leader at Fair View Mooresville in the Metro District
wil slides be available after the presentation
Can we be on both roads at the same time?
I think we move back and forth between the roads, even as we strive to stay on the road of redemption.
In our society, accountability is important. God is the ultimate judge, but we are also trusted with discernment..which can be tough. How do we reconcile this?
Hi, Don - Yes the slides, and a variety of additional resources, will be made available later this week through the COnference Website.
We choose which road to travel daily. Which one is least traveled?
So then, we must be intentional about traveling on the right road that leads to life! Even if we get off on the wrong road, we must acknowledge it, and make the necessary turn around. Where we may not have the strength, God can strengthen us to move onto the right road!
I believe our primary way of witnessing is through the small acts of kindness we show to our brothers and sisters - I think the pandemic has brought many opportunities for that to the forefront.
Thank you, all, for your comments and insights!
I think the world's perception is that the church ought to be present to guide to the road of redemption; however, because we've set aside our sense of accountability to Christ, we've put the world in a venerable place of punishment.
When we walk in our own way rather than God's way, we can lead others away from redemption, as well as ourselves.
Glad there are others that do this
That shows commitment - and there’s no need to feel guilty about that.
James - Sometimes even committees fail to pray when opening or closing a meeting.
Give God the first hour of your day and let God speak first by devotionally reading Scripture. I started getting up an hour earlier in 2013 to do that.
Moving from trying to tell the scripture what it says vs learning what it says
The foundation of our ministries is prayer in Christ.
Other foundation elements: Scripture, Tradition, Experience, Inspiration and Reason
Yes, and EVERYONE has a story worth hearing
When we listen to each other's stories, we can find commonalities that we wouldn't have otherwise.
And just as Jesus included women and other marginalized people, the Methodist church should learn from Him and include our homosexual friends and family!
You can't lead where you won't go!
James - Well stated
I am being called to give back
Leading people to faith in Christ and training them to lead others to Christ.
Light of Christ
this is Marianne Romanat. I want to grow in allowing the Spirit to guide.
Grow in faith. We can't control all things. But God can take our stumbling blocks and turn them into stepping stones.
Discernment! Always trying to figure out exactly what God is leading me to do or say or act or reflect.
2020 has been traumatic in so many ways
Grow in spiritual maturity
need to grow in spiritual and scriptural discernment!
Discernment: Let everything be confirmed by two or three witnesses.
Discernment of God’s will through prayer.
Trusting God fully rather than relying on self
It is important also to understand your own trauma as a leader
Grow in grace. Extending the grace I want to receive
I want to grow deeper in the depts. of God's word so that I can offer hope in the midst of all the darkness that we are seeing around us.
One year Bible Online is a great way to stay in God's Word.
be a bridge builder
Listening, trusting and responding to the voice of God
As a Leader, I do not Fix People. I can not Fix this problem. Jesus Can.
I would like to grow in my ability to allow the Holy Spirit to use me to bring healing and reconciliation - give me the words and actions to lead others to Christ and to healing.
Stephen Ministry stresses listening and "walking with"
Prophets of a Future Not Our Own
t may be incomplete, but it is a beginning, a step along the way, anopportunity for the Lord's grace to enter and do the rest.We may never see the end results, but that is the difference between the masterbuilder and the worker.We are workers, not master builders; ministers, not messiahs.We are prophets of a future not our own.
God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and love and a sound mind. 2 tim 1:7
Judi Hunt, Wesley UMC
We should never underestimate the power of being a good listener-- a healing listener.
Peace that passes understanding. Phil 4:7
Leading through our wounds means that we have to be real about them
Jesus loves me!
I am a child of God
God loves me, and there ain't nothing I can do about it!
I am certain that God loves us
Jesus loves us
The Word became flesh!
I am loved by God, as I am.
God Loves us beyond measure
There is hope and good news!
Love one another...
God’s Church is resilient
Values: Follow Jesus closely, Love people with empathy, Feel compassionate
God loves me in spite of my imperfections.
Jesus is my Savior and He love sme!
Light of Christ
God is at work, always
Through C?OVID-19 we Arte becoming stronger
read scriptures James
We follow Jesus by opening space for those on the margins
God is in control. Jesus is always with us.
I am God’s beloved
A trip to Spain in August
Hire new media person
MD appointment tomorrow
Holding prayer sessions at 12 noon James
Plans and Organization: Cupcakes and cards for the homebound, youth make the cupcakes, children make the cards, - me to deliver Feb 14
Daily prayer for God's intercession and mercy in this crisis.
Sounds like learning to differentiate the majors from the minors
Plan to share info from this week's webinars with my congregation.
What is central to the Gospel is the relationships not the programs
LOVE this idea of the pen and the pencil!!!!
We have to adapt quickly.
Will definitely use this idea
Most ceretainly - James
love the pen pencil exercise
How do we access videos that you said we can use for devotions?
Best Communication Practices to Congregation
Resources needed could include ways to effectively reach out to shut-ins and help those worshipping from home to feel included. How to reduce the feel of isolation and increase the feel of connectiveness.
inductive versus deductive bible study.explained...more on the pencil and pen
Self care is so important. Breathe. Walk. Dance! Whatever helps!
Lead by example
Thank you, John!
Several of the workshop presenters have referenced "The Beloved Community". Deeper understanding.
If you did not have a chance to attend the "Evangelism and Discipleship in a Pandemic" workshop, I recommend you watch the recording for some good resources on how to use online tools more effectively in worship.
This leads as well to difficult decisions that need to be made and honoring those decisions as leaders.
Loreatha: You may find this resource helpful regarding "Beloved Community"http://ee.umc.org/resources/widen-the-circle-a-call-to-beloved-community
this was a good session. thank you to all who worked so hard to bring this to us.
Thanks to all - have a good evening - stay safe and well
Thank you for your optimism, Willie!
Thanks for this session. Everyone stay safe and healthy!!
Thank you, Maria, and all involved. Very helpful and hopeful session.
Thank you presenters!
Allan Van Meter
Maria, thank you and the team for this wonderful session tonight!
thanks so much
Thanks to the team for tonight's presentation!!!!
Thanks to you all! Good session!
thanks to the team for this great presentation!