Compassion, Economy, Mission, Poverty, The Great Commission, Whole Community

The Worthy Poor

The following is a guest post from Eric Schubert, a provisional member of the Iowa Annual Conference, serving as lead pastor at Greenfield United Methodist Church in Greenfield, IA. I recently gave a sermon series in my church based on the Scriptures about being citizens of heaven (Philippians 3:20) and ambassadors for Christ (2 Corinthians… Continue reading The Worthy Poor

Climate, Creation, Economy, Social Justice, Transforming the World

No Excuses: Solar On Every Church-Guest Post By Deacon Wil Ranney

Is there anyone out there that still needs to be convinced of the devastating effect that climate change has on the world's poor? Is there anyone out there that still needs to be convinced that people (we) are creating the problem? Is there anyone out there not convicted by Scripture to be good stewards of the… Continue reading No Excuses: Solar On Every Church-Guest Post By Deacon Wil Ranney

Central Iowa, Climate, Compassion, East Central Iowa, Economy, Health, Mission, North Central Iowa, Northeast District, Social Action, Social Justice, Solidarity, Transforming the World, Whole Community

Iowa Storm Response

With reports of severe weather rolling in every day, I wanted to share this update from Rev. Catie Newman, Disaster Response Coordinator of Iowa. Click these links for a report on the damages in Iowa June 16 and June 18 . For contact information and information on how your faith community can best respond: Suggested Action Steps… Continue reading Iowa Storm Response

Abundant Life, Compassion, Creation, Discipleship, Economy, Faith, Gifts, Mission, New People, New Places, Schools, Social Action, Social Justice, Solidarity, Transforming the World, Wellness, Whole Community

Talk Is Cheap

“The place God calls you to is the place where your deep gladness and the world’s deep hunger meet.” ― Frederick Buechner, Wishful Thinking: A Theological ABC There are a lot of opinions out there. There are a lot of different ways to use our reason and our intellect to convince ourselves that we are OK, or that… Continue reading Talk Is Cheap