A Flourishing United Methodist Church Considers a Way Out

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Shame on who?

This is sad. It is sad because RNS (Religious News Service) distorted the interview. Don’t believe me? Ask Rev. Jeff Kersey, who was wise enough to record the interview for himself as it was occurring. Whether you agree with Rev. Kersey or not, I hope you will agree that intentional distortions have no place in the conversation.
The world is watching. If we set our faith and integrity aside, we have nothing to offer those we are praying to reach. How can we make disciples if we cannot be trusted?
Shame on everyone who distorts truth for an agenda!

Terry Fleming 264 days ago

This should be a warning to all.

This should be a warning to all, if the OCP passes (or the Simple plan) there will be a mass exodus of traditional congregations and members. Mt Horeb is the largest church in the state. Already the second largest, Christ United (Myrtle Beach) has applied to leave the conference. This will cost the SC annual conference close to $700,000 in apportionments. The little churches of the conference cannot make this up and I am sure there are many more who are waiting to see what happens and then decide whether or not to leave. Quite frankly there are very few churches who feel a great loyalty to or pride in the UMC. The general conference needs to be aware of unintended consequences.

Scott 267 days ago

Best wishes Mt. Horeb

Whatever happens at 2019 General Conference, Mt Horeb sounds like it is one right track, seeking to reform secular culture rather than allowing secular culture change its principals. Stay the course and God will continue to be with and to bless you and your members.

John 268 days ago

What's the opposite of a rainbow?

Open hearts, open minds, open doors...sike!

Christopher 267 days ago


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