Mission Coordinator for Spiritual Growth 2014
MISSION COORDINATOR FOR SPIRITUAL GROWTH LOCAL UNIT
Response and World Outlook Magazines
Reading Program Books
Hymnals-Faith We Sing, UM Hymnal, Worship and Song (leaders edition)
United encourage Book of Worship
Bible, various translations available on internet at Bible Gateway
Promote a program using “A Call to Prayer and Self Denial and participation in World Day of Prayer.
FIND UMW ON THE WEB: UMW’s primary web site is www.mnconfumw.com . Twin Cities District UMW web site is www.myumw.com. On this site there is a column that will connect you to multiple sites. Click on files and find you can find copies of skits to use and many other resources. Additional web sites are; www.umwonline.net. www.facebook.com/UMWonen, www.twitter.com/UMWomen, www.youtube.com/UMWomen, www.flikr.com/photos/UMWomen. Check it out.
One of my favorite books is “Out of the Ordinary” by Joyce Rupp. This book has resources for every church season including Ordinary time. You can find Joyce Rupp’s Spiritual Reflections on her web site.
MN Conference has a Spiritual Growth Retreat every other year.
Look for ways to encourage Spiritual Growth. Some ideas are, having a Prayer Chain, Prayer Partners, offer suggestions for daily Devotions such as the Upper Room and Prayer Calendar. Encourage your Circle/s or Unit to use the Spiritual Growth Study within their group. (This year the study is “Living Sacramentally, Walking Justly”) Encourage reading the Bible. There are web sites for plans to read through the Bible in one year at “The Blue Letter Bible” and The American Bible Society has a plan for reading the bible according to the liturgical seasons of the church year. These are shorter readings than the Blue Letter plan.
You may contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or 651 776 3571 for information or questions.