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Leadership during a Pandemic for Church Council Chairpersons, Lay Leaders, and Pastor - Shared screen with speaker view
Jeff Richardson
43:00
Good evening everyone - I serve as lay leader at Fair View Mooresville in the Metro District
Nathan Finsel
46:43
lol
Don Irons
54:35
wil slides be available after the presentation
Rodvegas Ingram
01:00:23
Can we be on both roads at the same time?
Katherine Pasour
01:01:27
I think we move back and forth between the roads, even as we strive to stay on the road of redemption.
Tina Pfeiffer
01:01:45
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?
John Crane
01:01:51
Hi, Don - Yes the slides, and a variety of additional resources, will be made available later this week through the COnference Website.
Fredrick Bowman
01:03:22
We choose which road to travel daily. Which one is least traveled?
Rodvegas Ingram
01:03:23
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!
Jeff Richardson
01:03:24
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.
John Crane
01:04:16
Thank you, all, for your comments and insights!
Loreatha
01:05:49
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.
Rodvegas Ingram
01:07:13
When we walk in our own way rather than God's way, we can lead others away from redemption, as well as ourselves.
Loreatha
01:08:01
Amen!
Martha Sharpe
01:08:22
Glad there are others that do this
Sue Jones
01:08:47
Amen Martha
BruceHeldman
01:09:10
That shows commitment - and there’s no need to feel guilty about that.
Nathan Finsel
01:09:14
True
james wright
01:09:42
James - Sometimes even committees fail to pray when opening or closing a meeting.
John Kretzu
01:10:28
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.
Nathan Finsel
01:10:46
Moving from trying to tell the scripture what it says vs learning what it says
John Kretzu
01:13:18
The foundation of our ministries is prayer in Christ.
Loreatha
01:14:32
Other foundation elements: Scripture, Tradition, Experience, Inspiration and Reason
Jeff Richardson
01:17:20
Yes, and EVERYONE has a story worth hearing
Rodvegas Ingram
01:18:07
When we listen to each other's stories, we can find commonalities that we wouldn't have otherwise.
Debbie
01:19:05
And just as Jesus included women and other marginalized people, the Methodist church should learn from Him and include our homosexual friends and family!
Tina Pfeiffer
01:19:19
Amen
Felita Donnell
01:19:31
amen
John’s iPhone
01:20:48
amen brother
John Kretzu
01:21:40
You can't lead where you won't go!
Nathan Finsel
01:21:57
True John
james wright
01:22:06
James - Well stated
sgqha
01:22:08
I am being called to give back
Rodvegas Ingram
01:22:10
Amen John
John Kretzu
01:22:56
Leading people to faith in Christ and training them to lead others to Christ.
Light of Christ
01:23:19
this is Marianne Romanat. I want to grow in allowing the Spirit to guide.
Rodvegas Ingram
01:23:29
Grow in faith. We can't control all things. But God can take our stumbling blocks and turn them into stepping stones.
Susan Hendrix
01:23:32
Discernment! Always trying to figure out exactly what God is leading me to do or say or act or reflect.
iPad
01:23:40
being
Tina Pfeiffer
01:24:03
2020 has been traumatic in so many ways
Rodvegas Ingram
01:24:03
Grow in spiritual maturity
Martha Sharpe
01:24:09
need to grow in spiritual and scriptural discernment!
Felita Donnell
01:24:12
patience
John Kretzu
01:24:15
Discernment: Let everything be confirmed by two or three witnesses.
Lea Williams
01:24:33
Discernment of God’s will through prayer.
Jeff Richardson
01:24:59
Trusting God fully rather than relying on self
Sharon Lee
01:25:01
It is important also to understand your own trauma as a leader
Rodvegas Ingram
01:25:02
Grow in grace. Extending the grace I want to receive
Ronnie Roseboro
01:25:04
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.
John Kretzu
01:25:43
One year Bible Online is a great way to stay in God's Word.
iPad
01:25:49
be a bridge builder
Tina Pfeiffer
01:26:14
Yes…bridge builder
Loreatha
01:26:58
Listening, trusting and responding to the voice of God
Cassandra Rawls
01:27:01
As a Leader, I do not Fix People. I can not Fix this problem. Jesus Can.
Melanie Nichols
01:27:09
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.
Jeff Richardson
01:29:24
Stephen Ministry stresses listening and "walking with"
Nathan Finsel
01:29:48
Prophets of a Future Not Our Own
Nathan Finsel
01:29:53
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.
John Kretzu
01:29:58
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
01:30:22
non-anxious presence
Sue Jones
01:31:07
deep listening
Katherine Pasour
01:31:07
We should never underestimate the power of being a good listener-- a healing listener.
John Kretzu
01:31:18
Peace that passes understanding. Phil 4:7
Nathan Finsel
01:31:20
Leading through our wounds means that we have to be real about them
Debbie
01:33:33
Jesus loves me!
Jeff Richardson
01:33:35
I am a child of God
John Crane
01:33:38
God loves me, and there ain't nothing I can do about it!
Rodvegas Ingram
01:33:41
I am certain that God loves us
Tina Pfeiffer
01:33:42
Jesus loves us
John Kretzu
01:33:44
The Word became flesh!
Susan Hendrix
01:33:49
I am loved by God, as I am.
Nathan Finsel
01:33:57
God Loves us beyond measure
Sharon Lee
01:33:58
There is hope and good news!
Sue
01:34:00
Love one another...
Mark Ralls
01:34:02
God’s Church is resilient
Debbie Black
01:34:02
Values: Follow Jesus closely, Love people with empathy, Feel compassionate
Katherine Pasour
01:34:02
God loves me in spite of my imperfections.
Patty Gruce
01:34:03
Jesus is my Savior and He love sme!
Light of Christ
01:34:08
God is at work, always
Donnell FitzJefferies
01:34:08
Through C?OVID-19 we Arte becoming stronger
james wright
01:34:12
read scriptures James
sgqha
01:34:14
We follow Jesus by opening space for those on the margins
Belinda Worsham
01:34:18
God is in control. Jesus is always with us.
iPad
01:34:21
I am God’s beloved
Tina Pfeiffer
01:34:31
A trip to Spain in August
Donnell FitzJefferies
01:34:41
Hire new media person
sgqha
01:35:04
MD appointment tomorrow
james wright
01:35:08
Holding prayer sessions at 12 noon James
Debbie Black
01:35:23
Plans and Organization: Cupcakes and cards for the homebound, youth make the cupcakes, children make the cards, - me to deliver Feb 14
Belinda Worsham
01:35:58
Daily prayer for God's intercession and mercy in this crisis.
Jeff Richardson
01:36:21
Sounds like learning to differentiate the majors from the minors
Susan Hendrix
01:36:46
Plan to share info from this week's webinars with my congregation.
Nathan Finsel
01:37:32
What is central to the Gospel is the relationships not the programs
Tina Pfeiffer
01:37:41
Great analogy
Martha Sharpe
01:42:33
LOVE this idea of the pen and the pencil!!!!
Rodvegas Ingram
01:42:36
We have to adapt quickly.
Tina Pfeiffer
01:42:42
Will definitely use this idea
james wright
01:42:53
Most ceretainly - James
Felita Donnell
01:44:03
love the pen pencil exercise
Tina Pfeiffer
01:47:08
How do we access videos that you said we can use for devotions?
Patty Gruce
01:48:42
Best Communication Practices to Congregation
Katherine Pasour
01:48:58
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.
Bartune's iPad
01:49:03
inductive versus deductive bible study.explained...more on the pencil and pen
Tina Pfeiffer
01:49:11
Self care is so important. Breathe. Walk. Dance! Whatever helps!
Rodvegas Ingram
01:52:06
Lead by example
Martha Sharpe
01:52:19
Thank you, John!
Loreatha
01:52:28
Several of the workshop presenters have referenced "The Beloved Community". Deeper understanding.
John Crane
01:55:22
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.
Sharon Lee
01:55:42
This leads as well to difficult decisions that need to be made and honoring those decisions as leaders.
John Crane
01:57:54
Loreatha: You may find this resource helpful regarding "Beloved Community"http://ee.umc.org/resources/widen-the-circle-a-call-to-beloved-community
Loreatha
01:59:31
Thank you.
LABrowning’s iPad
02:00:09
this was a good session. thank you to all who worked so hard to bring this to us.
Jeff Richardson
02:00:13
Thanks to all - have a good evening - stay safe and well
Tina Pfeiffer
02:00:25
Thank you
Katherine Pasour
02:00:34
Thank you for your optimism, Willie!
Felita Donnell
02:01:02
Thanks for this session. Everyone stay safe and healthy!!
Katherine Pasour
02:01:06
Thank you, Maria, and all involved. Very helpful and hopeful session.
Sharon Lee
02:01:08
Thank you.
Martha Sharpe
02:01:22
Great session!!!!
John’s iPhone
02:01:46
Thank you presenters!
Allan Van Meter
02:01:51
Maria, thank you and the team for this wonderful session tonight!
Lisa Pool
02:01:51
Thank you!
Sybil
02:02:04
thanks so much
Rodvegas Ingram
02:02:09
Thanks to the team for tonight's presentation!!!!
Susan Hendrix
02:02:32
Thanks to you all! Good session!
David Green
02:03:22
thanks to the team for this great presentation!