Three Important Questions

You can get a lot done when you set high goals, push hard and work long. But you may not get done what God wants you to get done. The reason is simple. When you spend your time and energy pursuing your agenda, you probably won’t have the energy to focus on God’s. So what can you do? Simple. Just keeping asking yourself three important questions all day long. “What are you doing, God?” “What do I need to be doing, God?” “How should I be doing it,...

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Looking Like Your Neighborhood – A UM Discipleship Ministries Event

Looking Like Your Neighborhood With Jacqui King of UM Discipleship Ministries Saturday July 15, 2017 10:00am – 3:00pm St Andrew UMC in Southwest Little Rock $15 Registration includes Lunch Discount for Team Registration!   Website http://vitality.arumc.org/jacqui-king-2017/   Registration:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/looking-like-your-neighborhood-with-jacqui-king-tickets-35347130218   WORKSHOP GOALS Live into Bishop’s Mission Plans Next Step 5 (Look Like Your Neighborhood) and Next Step 6 (Grow By One) Imagine your congregation looking like your neighborhood as a joyful God-opportunity Getting out to the community Begin a plan for a new community outreach ministry Learn how to use MissionInsite Demographics to its full capacity as a tool for outreach ministry Pray for our mission and the people of our mission field  ...

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God Has Given You a Mission

Your life is defined by your responsibilities, health, wealth, location, experiences, likes and dislikes. But there is one thing in particular that defines your life with absolute clarity: the one-of-a-kind mission God has given you that is based on your personality, life-experiences and spiritual gifts. So if you want your life to have a purpose – discover your mission. If you want your life to be filled with joy, passion and hope – discover your mission. And if you want to be closer to God than you’ve been in a long time – discover your...

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Part-time Choir Director – Wesley UMC – Fort Smith, AR

Wesley United Methodist Church (Fort Smith, AR) is seeking a part-time choir director to work with both our vocal performers and our handbell choir. Depending on the skills and passions of the applicant, there may also be an opportunity to serve as a worship leader in our contemporary service. Duties include: Directing our chancel choir Directing our bell choir Choosing music in consultation with the pastor and accompanist Preparing special performances such as a Christmas and Easter Cantata Leading weekly Wednesday night practices and directing in Sunday morning worship Availability for High Holy Days (i.e. Christmas Eve, Ash Wednesday, Holy Week, and Easter) Other duties as determined by Pastor and Staff Supervisors Required skills include: Formal music training, including ability to read music Capacity to motivate and nurture volunteer musicians Ability to work well with others Ability to work with a variety of musical skill levels Openness to Christian beliefs Ideal skills include: Ability to play a musical instrument (preferably guitar/organ/piano) Interest in and capacity to lead worship Degree in music education or music performance Pay rate starts at $600 per month, but may be adjusted for experience and education. To apply, send a resume and three references to Pastor Michelle Morris, michelle.morris@arumc.org, Wesley United Methodist Church, 2200 Phoenix Ave., Fort Smith AR...

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God’s Gifts

“Today is God’s gift to you!” While these words are absolutely true, they can also can sound like a bad cliché when you are going through a particularly painful time. How can a family member dying be a gift? Or dealing with addiction? Or struggling to find a job? Well, today can be a gift because God gives you the gift of God’s of unprocrastinating love, deep growth and unyielding hope. Yes, today is God’s gift to you. But even more importantly, God gives you the gifts you need to truly live...

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