our District Superintendent
Welcome Taryn Brannen to
our District staff! Taryn started May 1st in the
District Office and is bringing a wonderful set of gifts to
our district. She has excellent experience in data
management and is a worship leader in the Core worship
experience at Marvin church. Welcome her as you have an
I haven’t seen one
in several years, but I used to see bumper stickers on the
back windows of pick-ups that said, “C12B1”.
As I recall, it was a promotional sticker for the Masons.
C12B1 reads “See One To Be One”.
I wonder how effective that membership drive was.
Sometimes our churches take that approach to making
disciples. We wait until people take the first step to
become part of our church and then welcome them according to
whether or not we think they will fit in.
requires that we take some initiative to encourage people in
their relationship with God through Jesus Christ. We
are called to share God’s love in ways that build hope.
Sharing faith, however, requires having faith. As pastors,
it is our role to encourage a constant deepening of
faithfulness in those we serve. Part of that growth in
faith involves sharing faith with others.
When our quadrants
meet next Monday and Tuesday we will continue
the discussion of how we equip and encourage our disciples to
grow in their ministry of faith-sharing and invitation.