Category Archives: Lay Servant Courses

Resources from ALS Preaching Class, 6/26/2021

As promised, here are links to resources from our ALS Preaching Class, 6/26/2021, at Effingham Centenary. Participant’s text: From Pew to Pulpit by Clifton F. Guthrie ISBN 978-0-88177-375-0 • (Cokesbury) https://www.cokesbury.com/From-Pew-to-Pulpit?refq=guthrie Teacher’s Book/Leader’s text: Called to Preach! by Dawn Chesser … Continue reading

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Blog post Template Book of Discipline

QUOTE NOTE DISCERNMENT QUESTIONS S. What does it say? O. What does it say that I need to obey? W. Who needs to hear this? Generally? Specifically? RESOURCES [1] “From The Book of Discipline of The United Methodist Church—2016. Copyright … Continue reading

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Restrictive Rules: ¶ 19. so as to do away with episcopacy or destroy the plan of our itinerant general superintendency.

QUOTE NOTE Section III. Restrictive Rules: ¶ 19. Article III.—The General Conference shall not change or alter any part or rule of our government so as to do away with episcopacy or destroy the plan of our itinerant general superintendency. … Continue reading

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Section III. Restrictive Rules ¶ 17.

QUOTE Section III. Restrictive Rules ¶ 17. Article I.—The General Conference shall not revoke, alter, or change our Articles of Religion or establish any new standards or rules of doctrine contrary to our present existing and established standards of doctrine.40 … Continue reading

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The Sacraments were not ordained of Christ to be gazed upon, or to be carried about …

QUOTE Section III. Restrictive Rules ¶ 17. Article I.—The General Conference shall not revoke, alter, or change our Articles of Religion or establish any new standards or rules of doctrine contrary to our present existing and established standards of doctrine. … Continue reading

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Contents of the Book of Discipline

QUOTE Note: The basic unit in The Book of Discipline is the paragraph (¶) rather than page, chapter, or section. The paragraphs are numbered consecutively within each chapter or section, but many numbers are skipped between parts, chapters, and sections … Continue reading

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Martin Boehm … and the Methodists.

The life and ministry of Martin Boehm is entwined with that of the early Methodists. Here is an excellent resource: BOEHM, MARTIN (1725-1812), American U.B. bishop, was born Nov. 30, 1725 in Lancaster Co., Pa., to Mennonite parents who had … Continue reading

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Martin Boehm … following the horses…

Martin Boehm had been chosen the preacher by lot, but this was not an easy task for him. Boehm lacked confidence in his preaching skills. Indeed, it was written that he would “stammer out a few words and then be … Continue reading

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Martin Boehm … part 1

It’s good for us to know our history and our ancestors: Martin Boehm was born in 1725 just south of Lancaster, Pa. He was the son of a Dutchman, and the grandson of a Swiss who had become a Mennonite … Continue reading

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Faith and Optimism

As I was driving home from work one day, I stopped to watch a local Little League baseball game that was being played in a park near my home. As I sat down behind the bench on the first-base line, I asked one … Continue reading

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