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Reflections on a Council of Bishops meeting

Bob Hoshibata

5/8/2011

Having just returned from a meeting of the Council of Bishops of The United Methodist Church, I share some of my thoughts and experiences.  My sense is that the Council is working diligently to offer leadership to our denomination with the hope that our efforts will bring a refocus to our desire to "make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world" so that these words will not just be empty words, but truly an expression of our faithful response to God's grace.


Easter greetings

Bob Hoshibata

4/24/2011

A message at Easter to remind us that Easter is not just a one day event!


Joy and Celebration of a new life

Bob Hoshibata

4/13/2011

Sharing some of my thoughts and prayers as I welcome a new and a first grandbaby


You get what you measure...

Kim Fields

3/29/2011

“You get what you measure.” I read that in a book the other day, and I quickly discounted the statement. Then I thought ...


My Lenten Walk

Bob Hoshibata

3/27/2011

Sharing thoughts about my Lenten walk


Faith in Times of Disaster

Bob Hoshibata

3/11/2011

How faithful Christians respond to disasters such as earthquake and tsunami.


The Initiative for Healthy Vital Churches

Scott Harkness

2/25/2011

 Here's some insider info on the conference's new Healthy Vital Church Initiative (HVCI) process for developing local church leadership and potential.


Mike Slaughter to share at Annual Conference

Bob Hoshibata

2/23/2011

Our Annual Conference efforts to support and resource you as you grow healthy vital congregations continues with the coming of Mike Slaughter to our Annual Conference session in June.

Let me share with you why I am excited about his coming!


An Insider's Scoop on a Conference in Transition

Scott Harkness

2/11/2011

Under the banner of "Embracing Change," conference leadership made some big promises and commitments at the last session of annual conference.  What's happened since then? Here is one insider's scoop on what's been going on with a conference undergoing transition.


Birthing a Website

Greg Nelson

2/10/2011

Websites must be easy. Otherwise there wouldn't be so many of them. Right?


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