Wednesday, May 4, 2011
I am a United Methodist Pastor
I am not a manager of a building. I would rather be in the community than in a committee meeting.
I continue to grow in God's grace daily, desperately seeking direction and a better understanding of God's will. My daily prayers focus on my wife, unborn child, my family, my friends, our Bishop, our cabinet, my clergy colleagues, the church I serve, the churches in our community and world, those who are suffering, those who are far from God, the community I serve and many, many more.
The Lord's Prayer is never far from my lips and thoughts.
The Apostle's Creed informs my beliefs.
I am part of a connectional systems that encourages clergy to connect.
We struggle with fruitfulness and competition and yet we continue to conference together.
We have an Open Communion table.
The churches of the United Methodist Church are mission stations.
Every Sunday is a mini-Easter for us.
From time to time, we move to other churches to serve wherever we are sent.
We mourn with those who mourn, we rejoice with those who rejoice.
We do no harm, we do good and we stay in love with God.
I am a United Methodist Pastor.