Currently serving as pastor of Hamburg International United Methodist Church in Germany.
Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Currently serving as pastor of Hamburg International United Methodist Church in Germany.
Monday, December 30, 2013
Our theme for the upcoming TOC 2014 is "The Kingdom is Near" with Luke 10:1-9 as our theme to consider as we think of our personal and church role in the mission of God. "Partnering" with each other, as well as with missionaries and mission groups, is a powerful way to extend our usefulness for the Kingdom of God. This also has significant implications locally as there is a "day in, day out" effort through each of us that creates a bridge between our life together as church and our individual life pursuits each day.
Here's an example of what happens as we work together to share our witness in the community:
By a previous guest of Family Promise of Augusta/Interfaith Hospitality Network.
Trinity on the Hill UMC is a long time supporter of the local effort with homeless families. Our church is hosting in January and currently doing "sign ups" every Sunday in the Gathering Area. Keep this important ministry, the staff and volunteers, and the families served in your prayers. And, as always, you can add your participation and funding to your prayers to multiply your impact.
Pray for Family Promise and the homeless population of Augusta/CSRA.
Friday, December 27, 2013
When I think about myself there are a number of ways to tackle this. First, let me confess that I'm still, very much, a work in progress with a long way to go. A personality profile would tag me as an INTP, or a "mad scientist," or a solitary creative sort of personality. So, no matter how you understand me, and as "my people" would often say of folk, I know I'm a "piece of work."
My life revolves around church and family. I won't get into all the family goodness in this post. Nor will I talk about hobby and great interest in heirloom gardening. I'm thinking about my job, and my calling, as it "played out" last year and as I look forward to another year.
For me, church provides a rhythm of life, a foundation and a challenge, a vehicle for loving God and loving neighbor. The worship, pray, study, and service that I experience in the congregation and in the Church forms the basis for so much of my life. Whether I'm in the church or community this is the core of who I am. At this stage in the journey I know I can't solve all the big issues of the day; I've got my hands full with the few things I am entrusted with related to myself, my job, and my family.
This past year we kept up so many of the good missions that are hallmarks for Trinity on the Hill. We also added some new opportunities. We had a phenomenal Trinity Outreach Celebration in early 2013 as we hosted leaders from the UMC's Global Ministries and mission leaders from The Mission Society in a historic meeting and training event. Our church entered into some new missions as we got involved at Maxwell House Apartments and started tutoring once a week at Olmstead Homes. I had new experiences with time in the Dominican Republic and in Moscow, Russia with outreach partners. I also slipped on the conference coordinator hat for North Georgia annual conference with United Methodist Volunteers In Mission and have met other mission leaders from our conference and the Southeastern Jurisdiction. This has also gotten me more involved with the NGUMC Bridges as we seek to connect every North GA UM congregation with our Methodist brothers and sisters in other parts of the world. All in all, day in and day out, it's been an exciting year.
I'm reminded once again that the call of mission and outreach is NOT for a select few in a church or in a few churches that are large enough or have the passion or calling. Rather, it is the call of any who would follow Christ. There is great joy and challenge in meeting and getting to know Methodist Christians from other parts of the world. There is tremendous opportunity and challenge in meeting our neighbors in our community who live in a different part of town and seem to live in a very different world than we call home.
One of my greatest regrets, as I look back on the last year, is that I can't be satisfied with where we are in mission or with who we've currently got involved in mission. I can celebrate what we have done and who we do have involved, but I want more. I think the task is too great, there are too many relationships to build, and we don't have nearly enough of the gifts of our church involved yet to do what needs to be done.
I need more people than ever from Trinity on the Hill involved in mission. I need more recruiters than ever helping more people into participation and into leadership. I imagine a 2014 where we take some more meaningful steps, or is it leaps and bounds?, into the mission of God here, there, and everywhere.
The Trinity Outreach Celebration will soon be upon us. Please be in prayer for our annual emphasis on mission that is local, national, and international in flavor. In particular, I'm looking for a bigger than normal turnout for our mission education component that will focus on community ministry. This is a national level training event and I just can't stand the thought of any teenagers or adults who are active at Trinity on the Hill missing out on this historic event. Find all the details and registration at the link for 2014 Mission Training.
Monday, December 23, 2013
"You heavens above, rain down righteousness; let the clouds shower it down. Let the earth open wide, let salvation spring up, let righteousness grow with it; I, the Lord, have created it."
Friday, December 13, 2013
How do you get beyond yourself and inspire others to rally and sacrifice for the cause? How do you move beyond your own plans and become part of a larger team? And the tougher question is how do you turn around a struggling or failing program and set yourself on a championship course? These are good football questions, and even better community question.
Wednesday afternoon our church team was back at Olmstead Homes. That link says, "Olmsted Homes was the first public housing development constructed in Georgia under the Housing Act of 1937. Today, the Augusta Housing Authority is the second largest Public Housing Authority in the State of Georgia and helps to provide housing for about 15,309 individuals."
Our tutoring crew enjoys the time with the children from Garrett Elementary School that live at Olmstead Homes. Typically the kids arrive on the bus close to 4:15PM. Later in the afternoon we also have a few middle school kids arrive. Our main cluster of kids are kindergarten and 1st grade and then a cluster of 3rd graders. So, the time is spent reviewing homework which is usually reading and writing for the young crowd, and vocabulary and math for the older group. Imagine 25-30 students and tutors in a large community center room, of all ages, many who have been in school all day, and you get the idea.
But special things are happening week by week as a bunch of middle class and affluent white Methodists are venturing into the center of the block of Olmstead Homes to serve children in the projects. The children are beginning to know us and we are beginning to know them. We are not only learning their names and personalities, but their strengths and weaknesses, as well as some aspects of the world and culture they know as "home."
Last Wednesday I was talking with Kelvin after he finished his homework. At this point, he and the group of boys at his table, were working on a Christmas coloring sheet with tree, ornaments, and presents or the view of a nativity scene with Jesus and the cast of characters. The youngest of the crowd of 4 at the table was a kindergartner and the oldest in 3rd grade. As we talked I learned Kelvin's birthday was Tuesday and he'd gotten a balloon and some cookies to celebrate at home. We continued chatting and I learned he likes to sing, mostly making up his own songs, but when I asked if he went to church and was part of a choir, he explained that his family doesn't go except they "did go to a church at Halloween and enjoyed the candy."
As Kelvin colored he started singing "hallelujah" over and over again when we weren't talking. He was in a chatty mood though as coloring the brightly colored page seemed to intensify the focus on Christmas. "What will Christmas would be like at your home? I asked, and he named all the great presents he was hoping to get. I was thinking if he only got cookies for birthday he might not get the bike and all the electronics and things he mentioned. I was caught in the moment of coloring and singing, with all the background noise and excitement, wondering about these things and what his home life must be like.
At this point a Christmas song came to him and Kelvin start singing. He knew the chorus and kept singing it over and over. With a childlike joy, in the community center of Olmstead Homes, Kelvin continued to color his Christmas sheet singing the chorus of "Go Tell It On the Mountain."
Go, Tell It On The Mountain,
Over the hills and everywhere;
Go, Tell It On The Mountain
That Jesus Christ is born.
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Monday, December 9, 2013
Sunday, December 8, 2013
Saturday, December 7, 2013
That would be the acronym for the United Methodist Special Program on Substance Abuse and Related Violence. We are delighted to be able to bring in their expertise to help us begin the conversation on a challenging topic that confronts every family, every community, and every church. Our hope is that a more extensive training on this topic would be offered at a later date in the Augusta area.
Friday, December 6, 2013
Thursday, December 5, 2013
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Shannon lives with he-who-shall-not-be-named-in-sermons (her husband), her three children and overly affectionate black lab in Peachtree City, GA. When she's not working, she spends most of her days ignoring the mess her kids have made, deciding if she should put on actual clothes vs her pjs, and checking facebook constantly just to prove to herself that most people aren’t that exciting either.
When she’s not on Facebook, you can find her on Linked In, blogging, reading books that no one would expect a minister to read, and running (usually not all at the same time).
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
As a college freshmen, she found Centenary and started to plant her roots there because the community was so warm and welcoming. When the position became available, Stacey jumped at the opportunity to be part of this community again.
Stacey came to Georgia as a senior in high school as the daughter of an Air Force pilot and never left. She's lived many places around the world, including England, Arizona, Texas, Virginia, and South Carolina. Besides traveling, Stacey enjoys a good book as well as playing guitar, piano and singing. She also loves playing gardener in her amateur patio garden and drinking coffee or hot tea.
Monday, December 2, 2013
She is also a 2013 CNN Hero.
Oh, and Lisa will be leading a couple of sessions at our Saturday, February 1 mission training day as she shares about the best practices and principles of a youth community center.
Learn more at Trinity on the Hill Mission Training as we encourage one another to take another step following Christ in outreach and mission!
We've found it best to get word out just after Thanksgiving so folk won't lose us in all the holiday excitement of Christmas and New Years. During the next few weeks I'll share some of the incredible cast of facilitators that will guide us in the Saturday training event which will focus on community ministry. We'll enjoy local expertise who know Augusta & the CSRA well. We'll also have missionaries and clergy from Georgia, the southeast and beyond who will share best practices and models of ministry that every church and community might consider.
Our theme for the Trinity Outreach Celebration is "The Kingdom is Near!" with focus on Luke 10:1-9 as our general theme. We'll offer a variety of opportunities throughout the 10 days, but the primary events include:
Saturday, January 25, 8:30AM-12Noon- Servant Day- where we serve in a variety of settings ranging from visiting people, assembling food packs, doing clean-up or construction, and opportunities ranging from the church to places throughout our community. Registration is necessary and will be enabled after Christmas.
Saturday, February 1, 8:30AM-2:00PM- Training Day- offers an equipping element so that anyone form a missions novice to an outreach veteran can benefit with skill building, ideas of mission models and best practices, and networking with mission leaders and participants from throughout Georgia and South Carolina. This event features outstanding trainers who I'll introduce you to each day in the following weeks. This event is free though lunch/snacks cost $10 & registration is necessary in order for us to manage the class sizes. Find out more about the Church & Community Ministry Summit and be sure to bring a group of 4-6 from your class or church as you will find great benefit in covering as many sessions as possible.
Sunday, February 2, 8:30AM-12Noon- Challenge Day - includes Sunday School with special sessions featuring missionaries and updates on outreach, and worship services with focus on how each of us will take our next step of faith in Christ in the next year in mission as we pray, participate, and fund the vital work of the Kingdom of God.
I hope Trinity on the Hill members will continue to support the "work day" in late January, but make a double effort to participate in and recruit for the mission training element on February 1. We'll have a wonderful variety of other UM's from Augusta and throughout the region and you'll find MUCH in the conversation and relationships which will nurture your life in Christ.
Look for more information in the coming days as I introduce our mission teachers as we consider "The Kingdom is Near!"
Saturday, November 23, 2013
All of this is percolating in my mind today in a curious way as I'm in a reflective mood working on Thanksgiving. #COB2013 reinforced for me that the UMC family has incredibly different agendas in various regions, different expectations, values and ways of interpreting/communicating Scripture & faith, and seem to be defining "vital church" in all sorts of ways. We seem to be in quite a mess that's been well blogged, opined, and reported upon. Are we a divided house, a dysfunctional family, or just a big family reunion that's very diverse with a lot of history?!
This ruminating has me wondering where United Methodism is currently doing well, where we are in ICU or dying, and where new life is springing forth.
My sense is that most of us don't self evaluate and communicate the truth on these matters too well. We don't do well with that regarding ourselves, anyone, or any group we love. Who wants to admit they are dying?! Is the script we operate on rooted in reality? Even in our interactions with one another we'll typically think/know we are right, think we know what's right to say and do, and are the exemplars of Methodist Christian faith. It seems to me there should be someone, some agency, that would clearly and definitively say one conference or region is dying, one is thriving, and another is a seedbed that is birthing a new church or experiencing a resurrection of an old church.
In personal interactions the dialogue and communication is different with someone early in life, someone growing rapidly, and someone who is dying. Shouldn't communication among various churches in these different states/regions also be appropriately nuance? Wouldn't we of necessity have different agendas, different concerns, and perhaps markedly different ideas on what the priorities are? Or maybe this is the way we think about one another when we are tweeting or on our soap box as we assume our superiority of knowledge and that if the other will just listen and do as I say we'll make progress.
In my mind I confess I tend to think the UMC is vibrant in some places in the southeastern US, declining in the US northeast and west, and being birthed and in the early years in a number of international settings. But I wonder if that's dated information and merely my bias! What if the picture is really that the UMC is declining in the US, vibrant in some of the existing forms in Africa, South America and Asia, and being born in some of the countries or regions of those vibrant conferences?! Perhaps you have the same trouble.
Today I find I'm even more curious about the state of Methodism, and in particular United Methodism, across the globe. By that, I'm wondering where we are being birthed, where we are thriving, and where we are dying. Now, I'm looking for more than anecdote or rhetoric, but reasonable facts, figures, in addition to the narrative of a UMC conference and churches that represent the Wesleyan doctrine and practice. Wouldn't this be a compelling and a clear view of quantity and quality that could assist us in knowing how we are doing? It might also help us to know in our communication with one another in a different region or in a global setting how we might better understand each other.
Related to this, I'm also curious what sorts of folk we need elected as delegates to GC2016. More than ever I think I'll be looking for people who have a global view, solid Wesleyan perspective, able to communicate well with a global church (meaning they listen more than they talk), and are more future driven in their thinking and decision making. So, if you want my vote know that I'll want to see that you help us build a church for the next 40 years- in North GA, the US, and the world- that you can communicate well with people whether you are sharing the story in Augusta, Georgia, USA or in Moscow, Russia.
If you are comfortable in a seedbed we're thinking in similar ways.
Friday, November 22, 2013
So, what would the global UMC look like if boiled down to a 100 member congregation?
While we can struggle to understand the dynamics of a large, global denomination, most of us have experience with congregational dynamics. Even a group of 100 can get messy as you work with past/present/future, deal with varied expectations, work on communication, and seek to follow God AND stick together for the work of Christ today.
I think I've seen this somewhere approach- either narrative style or infographic style- or was that related to another topic and I've merely overlaid it on the UMC? Maybe it was just a dream after this wild week of UMC news. I hope to get my hands on current numbers to quantify some of this, but for now, it's an interesting exercise. Here are a few of my questions that most of us are asking:
We are multi-ethnic, diverse ages, & mixed in all the "ologies"- theologically, socially, politically, economically, etc. Is this a strength or weakness? What holds us together? Can we continue to find strength in the diversity or will the fracture lines give way to separation or divorce?
We have a mix of feelings in the congregation of some who are optimistic about the future, some who are deeply troubled as they feel their particular issues are not playing out the way they desire, and some who are realistic yet concerned. Most will be passionate and opinionated! What will the Church look like? Does doctrine or theology hold us together? Polity? Money? Or something else? How do we best try to encourage and challenge each other in healthy ways that aren't escalating conflict? Or is it best to push the battle and let it all "play out" as we stand for God and what is right?
As a congregation we might have a sense of loss of numbers from one part of town, but growth from another part of town. Some who help leadership in the past have a diminishing voice. Some who are newer to the church are exerting their influence and thought as their numbers grow. We have people, but will we continue to have funding? What ministries are essential to all in the church? What missions and ministries are most effective to reach our neighborhoods? Are there issues that are important to "one part of town," yet either unimportant or divisive in another area? Is there a practical way to have input from the small groups who might then come together as an executive committee?
In our church, which is getting larger and more complex even while dealing with conflict, how do we help folk to communicate in healthy ways? Is this even possible with the size and complexity of the church now? It's likely that blogging, tweeting, and some forms of talk only add to the entrenchment of camps, the demonizing of one another, and the continued escalation of hostility. How do we break apart our "soap boxes" in order to get beyond small groups fighting? Or, if we accept that ongoing conflict is part of our body, are these birth or death pangs or something else?
In a form of church that doesn't have "a" leader, but functions more by committee, how do we push forward during times of change, times of conflict, and times that require we pull together as a team or some form of unity that helps us get beyond an impasse. How do we do that in our large church where no one is going to get everything they want or expect? Is there a consultant or leader that all would follow? Are we held in the impasse by the committees? What is the best way beyond political gridlock and onto action and living in the Kingdom of God? Does our polity, at this point, best reflect the doctrine and practical needs of the various "neighborhoods?"
How are we following Jesus today in ways that are vital, alive, and true to the Gospel and the Wesleyan way? Are we handing off a denomination to the next generation that they can continue to sustain and grow?
If we don't arrive at some shared, common answers to these questions GC2016, and the committees, COB meetings, and events leading up to it will merely follow the pattern we've been stuck in. Let's avoid "more of the same" and the build-up/let down of GC2012.
Friday, August 23, 2013
Thursday, August 8, 2013
What are the realities– the challenges & opportunities- in a community?
How might your church develop ministries that meet the needs in your community?
What does the Kingdom of God look like in your community? And how are you & your church part of that Way of Christ?
Featuring community experts sharing the reality & opportunity including:
Mrs. Sarah McDonald, Director of Interfaith Hospitality Network of Augusta/ Family Promise.
Mr. Travis McNeal, Executive Director of Golden Harvest Food Bank.
Dr. Jason Moore, Principal, Cross Creek High School.
Mr. Thurman Norville, Director of United Methodist Children’s Home of Augusta.
Mrs. Natalie Paine, Assistant District Attorney, & others from law enforcement.
Mrs. Lauren Spivey, Elder Rights Program Manager with the CSRA Regional Commission Area Agency on Aging & Mrs. Kathy Tuckey, Program Director, Augusta Region, Alzheimer's Association of Georgia.
Mrs. Angela Feeser, LPC, Clinical Director, Serenity Behavioral Health Systems, plus Shannon Stephens, Ann Watts, Brian James will discuss Mental Health, Substance Abuse, Addictions, & Life Skills.
Featuring ministry experts sharing principles, best practices, & models:
Rev. Terry Fleming, District Superintendent, Augusta District of The North Georgia Conference of The United Methodist Church.
Rev. Stacey Harwell, Minister of Community Building at Centenary UMC/Macon, ABCD & Community Development.
Mrs. Marsha Jones, Director of Outreach/Music, St. Luke UMC, Mrs. Gloria Norwood & friends, Harrisburg ministries.
Rev. Shannon Karafanda, Associate Pastor at Cornerstone UMC, Family Ministry as community outreach.
Mr. Gary Locklear, Church & Community Worker, & North Carolina UM Conference Lay Leader.
Mr. Art Mellor, SPSARV Executive Director, & Mrs. Juliana Mecera, Executive Secretary for SPSARV on Addiction/substance abuse ministry.
Mrs. Julia Nielsen, Executive Director at Greater Hilltop Area Shalom Zone and Minister at New Horizons United Methodist Church, Columbus, OH, Shalom Zone & cooperative ministry.
Rev. Carolyn Poling, Associate Pastor, youth ministry & multi ethnic ministry, Impact Church, Atlanta GA.
Rev. Jeffrey Salley, Director, of the Bennettsville-Cheraw Area Cooperative Ministry, & Shirley Townsend Jones, Church & Community Worker.
Rev. Allen Stewart, Senior Pastor, Hartwell FUMC, life style & community outreach/ Wesleyan evangelism in word and deed.
Rev. Virginia Tinsley & friends, Executive Director of the North Georgia Housing and Homeless Council, housing/homeless & prison ministry.
The Church & Community Summit is part of the Trinity Outreach Celebration, our annual mission emphasis, yet has intentional focus on sharing the best mission practices which will apply in any church or community. This allows us to offer great teachers & preachers to inspire and inform laity and clergy from GA & SC in mission which makes a transformational difference. Most churches benefit from having a team of people who may attend a number of the sessions for the greatest impact in your own setting. Please register for the sessions & for lunch later this fall. This event is free with the only participant cost being for lunch & snacks.
Registration Available at www.trinityonthehill.net November 4– January 27. For more information contact Rev. Scott Parrish at Trinity on the Hill UMC at email@example.com.
Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Registration: Please contact the District Office (706 651 8621) no later than Monday, September 2nd.
Thursday, June 13, 2013
One of my favorite discussions this week was with Dr. Ted Runyon, and his wife Cindy, when they stopped by the Russian United Methodist table to learn how the seminary in Moscow was doing. Runyon is Professor Emeritus of Systematic Theology at Candler School of Theology. He taught a short term class in Moscow a number of years ago and was eager to hear the current status of the seminary and how the United Methodist Church was doing in Russia. Dr. Sergei Nikolaev, President of the Moscow Theological Seminary of The United Methodist Church and E. Stanley Jones Professor of Evangelism, updated Dr. Runyon in that personal discussion, and renewed the conversation later Wednesday night during the seminar on the "Bridge" partnership.
This is one of my favorite photos of the last few days as the Runyons continue their Methodist Christian journey with enthusiasm.
Saturday, June 8, 2013
Friday, June 7, 2013
Thursday, June 6, 2013
Speaking of news, while sad that the United Methodist Reporter died I'm thankful that independent United Methodist news that is being resurrected. Follow and encourage the efforts of Harrison, Voorhees, Richardson and others after you see the press release.
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Sunday, April 14, 2013
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
At home my hobbies have cranked up as we hit the active late winter/ early spring season of starting heirloom garden seeds, hatching out quail and chicken eggs in the incubator, adding a few rabbits to the backyard menagerie, and all the prep work needed for the garden beds and the coops & hutches.
Of course, in Augusta, Georgia, the first full week of April is Masters Week and Spring Break! Everything turns to golf as the world rolls into the Augusta area. The history, traditions, expectation, and focus of the town & world create a powerful environment here. While the media and CBS broadcast will do a great job of showing a lot of aspects of the Masters it is the sort of spectacle that you must experience for yourself to really appreciate. For Augusta locals we enjoy hosting the world, and love the stories from this year that will add to the tradition. See Masters to get a flavor of this championship tournament. But know that the excitement and azaleas are even more awesome in person!
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Monday, February 18, 2013
Sunday, February 17, 2013
Saturday, February 16, 2013
When our mission team was recently in the Dominican Republic we visited a sugar cane village. Batey 7 is the "company" village for the sugar cane workers who work acres upon acres of the stalk that produces sugar for the world. In many respects Batey Siete has made great strides in recent years and is a model of what the other cane villages might become. In the batey they can't own the homes, can't have gardens, have few of the basics, make very little salary, and many are undocumented Haitians. Think of deep poverty, lack of water, education, and many, many children. We found ourselves at the intersection of consumerism, company workers and their lives and lifestyle, and the modern hunger and consumption of sugar in this village of poorly paid workers. But they were not without joy or hope, and they were very hard working.
We also met the lead construction man for the long term UMVIM missionaries who were hosting us. The man was being forced out of his house & was quickly building a new place for himself and his family. He had all the construction skills, but didn't have any funds. His request of the missionary was for an advance on the cost of the tin. He was hastily making a "stick built" home of available local materials. If he could get a roof on it his family would at least have protection from the rain and elements. They would be living on a dirt floor and with no water or bathroom in the house.
It would make much more sense for me to ask one of my neighbors in the sugar cane village called a batey what #injustice means.
@umrethinkchurch @TOTH_Augusta #rethinkchurch #40days
Friday, February 15, 2013
The word for Day 3 is "see." Like many of the words it's easy enough. And I can quickly think of many ways to explain that to someone. But how do I see... or not see?!
I'm still struggling to get back to "normal" after our recent Dominican Republic trip. After all, how do you integrate what God is doing, what needs to be done, and our life here with a life "over there?" My mind and emotions are here, there, and everywhere. So, I left sunny weather with so many opportunities to serve and returned to cold, yucky weather. Fitting, huh? I don't know if I'm tired, or getting sick, or just dealing with enough that my soul hasn't quite caught up with where I am & where I need to be in life and faith. At any rate, I'm into a "winter funk" and eager for spring!
Here's my photo from the Dominican visit last week:
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Our preachers will be Dr. Kemper and Rev. McClain and we are pleased to welcome them and all of the presenters to Augusta and to Trinity on the Hill.
Listen quietly to God's call and direction in your life. Pray for yourself and be completely prepared for what you will find as you enjoy the mission seminar on Saturday and the outreach challenge on Sunday!
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Use your extra devotion time today to be in prayer for the Saturday mission seminars and the Sunday worship emphasis on mission. The impact of our praying, participating, and funding of our outreach partners in the coming year is vital! There is an urgency to our work locally, nationally, and internationally that should not be lost upon us. This is your last chance to register for a Saturday workshop! Go to http://trinityonthehill.net/common/content.asp?PAGE=576 and get ready to learn more so you will be more effective for Christ!
Meet the presenter: Rev. Debra Tyree works with GBGM's Global Praise in Nashville. We are pleased her 16 year old son Jonathon will join her to lead a workshop!