A Genuine Good-Bye to the West Virginia Annual Conference: Thank You for these and many other great memories

So my pastoral ministry career in the West Virginia Annual Conference is officially closed. The Clergy Executive session approved my transfer to the Pacific Northwest Conference. I heard about it through a note on my Facebook page by the pastor who invited me into this life when I was 17. A few months later, as a sad, friendless teenager I skipped school to find out … Continue reading A Genuine Good-Bye to the West Virginia Annual Conference: Thank You for these and many other great memories

Evangelism: Why I’m Voting ‘No’

A Proposed Resolution at the 2011 session of the West Virginia Annual Conference (#wvac2011) seeks to renew our current quadrennial focus on Evangelism.  The proposed resolution is entitled “Making Disciples Who Make Disciples” to be the 2012-2016 Quadrennial Focus.  I will be voting no on this measure for several reasons. The Church exists to serve others. My main objection to the Resolution is its self-centeredness.  … Continue reading Evangelism: Why I’m Voting ‘No’