Servant Leadership

Monday Meditation – Unity

For even as the body is one and yet has many members, and all the members of the body, though they are many, are one body, so also is Christ. 1 Corinthians 12:12 NIV We are in this together.  There is no part of the body of Christ that we can excise in order to […]

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Las Vegas – We Stand With You

We here are GCFA stand in solidarity and love with the people of Las Vegas, Nevada against the brutal violence perpetrated against humanity late Sunday night.  When one part of the body is hurt, the entire body suffers.  It is only in love that such wounds can be healed.  We send our thoughts and prayers […]

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Monday Meditation – A Ministry Passion of Mine

And I will still be carrying you when you are old.  Your hair will turn gray and I will still carry you.  Isaiah 46:4 ERV During my sabbatical, in addition to caring for my grandchild, attending Spanish classes and keeping the house clean, I was able to participate in a passion of mine in ministry […]

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Make giving a cheerful experience for your congregation

A guest blog from Vanco Payments Solutions Jan Jasmin, SVP, Charitable Giving Evangelist We often hear or say that God loves a cheerful giver (2 Corinthians 9:7). Many of us draw satisfaction from simply making a gift, but others are looking for a deeper understanding of what their gifts help the church accomplish. Is there […]

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Monday Meditation – Touch

The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me,     because the Lord has anointed me     to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,     to proclaim freedom for the captives     and release from darkness for the prisoners, (Isaiah 61:1  NIV) Jesus healed the sick by touching them and restoring them to their communities. The priests only wanted […]

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Seeking Ways to Be in Service to the Global UM Church – The Philippines

1 Corinthians 12:27 – Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it. The reach of The United Methodist Church is wide. We are a global denomination focused on making disciples for Jesus Christ wherever we encounter them.  On a recent trip to the Philippines, two GCFA […]

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Monday Meditation – Lent : Rage

Continuing with our Lenten series on the emotional life of Jesus, we turn to Mark 3:1-6. In this passage the Pharisees provoke Jesus’ anger.  After a discussion about what one can or cannot do on the Sabbath, Jesus makes the talk concrete by inviting forward a man with a withered hand.  Jesus asks the Pharisees, […]

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Monday Meditation – Lent : Indignation

Jesus had a full emotional life, which we get glimpses of in the gospels, especially in Mark.  During the Lenten season we get a hint at Jesus’ emotional life and what it meant for him to be indignant, angry, compassionate, fearful and loving and what that means for us today. Almost from the beginning of […]

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We Are Called To Serve Out Front and Behind the Scenes

Biblical Foundation We are all called to serve. Some are called to serve as teachers and shape the next generation; some are called to serve as pastors and lead a congregation; some are called to serve as performers and use their art to glorify the Lord; and others are called to serve behind the scenes, […]

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Monday Meditation – Still Small Voice

And after the earthquake a fire; but the Lord was not in the fire: and after the fire a still small voice. And it was so, when Elijah heard it, that he wrapped his face in his mantle, and went out, and stood in the entering in of the cave. And, behold, there came a […]

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