Ordained Ministry

Ordained Ministry

  • Jeremiah teaser

    The Irresistible Call

    These days our church is caught in a great struggle regarding our identity. Can we have enough faith to preserve what is good about Methodism, much as Jeremiah bought farmland to rebuild after Israel's conquest? Read more

    Aug 19, 2019

  • Our Movement Forward

    Hundreds of Hoosiers Support Iowa Pastor Facing Church Trial

    More than 400 Indiana United Methodists have signed a letter in support of the Rev. Anna Blaedel, who faces the possibility of a church trial over their sexual orientation. Read more

    Aug 14, 2019

  • Blaedel hearing

    Enough Already!

    The Rev. Bill Cotton finds that a key passage in Hebrews advocates letting go of the sins that burden us. Read more

    Aug 13, 2019

Grassroots UMC

  • Retired Pastor Helps Children Read

    The Muskogee Phoenix reports: "Retired pastor and teacher Raymond Griffin has returned to the classroom to help children read." Affiliated witth St. Paul United Methodist Church, Rev. Griffin said he had helped with the church’s summer school Project Transformation for two years when he was recruited as a volunteer reading tutor for third-graders, writes Cathy Spaulding. A reading teacher in southern Oklahoma, Rev. Griffin served as bi-vocational pastor of Bethel and Hulen United Methodist Churches for 25 years. Read more