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Response to the Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Etc., Cases – “We Have to Talk”

December 8th, 2014|0 Comments

In our staff meeting just before Thanksgiving, I promised that there would be a response from my office on the Michael Brown case. That promise came as a result of a question from some of […]

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News and Notes from All Over Church Organization – I

November 26th, 2014|0 Comments

This is a continuation of a series we began a few months ago on what we called “News and Notes;” sort of mini-articles about things that are happening around our conference.

We said that we would […]

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News and Notes-III: Innovation and Organization

October 9th, 2014|0 Comments

South Central has traditionally been a conference that has been on the cutting edge, as it relates to innovative ways to do ministry. Perhaps a lot of that has had to do with the kind […]

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News and Notes-Part II

September 10th, 2014|0 Comments

Last time, we talked about reprising what I called “my former life, as the Youth Director.” I mentioned how much I loved being Youth Director; to be the Youth Director of the South Central Conference […]

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News and Notes from All Over – I

August 20th, 2014|0 Comments

I began my service in the conference office as the Director of Youth Ministries back in 1990.  Back in those days, I was one of the youngest people in the conference office-that is hard for […]

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Thank God for a Good Year – The Conclusion

June 4th, 2014|1 Comment

In the first two parts of this series, we looked back at the year 2013.  I shared with you that I recognized the unusual nature of reviewing the previous year nearly halfway through the current […]

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Thank God For A Good Year-Part II

May 9th, 2014|0 Comments

If you are just “tuning in,” it may seem a bit strange to be reviewing 2013, when nearly six months of 2014 have already passed. But we shared with you that in our last Executive […]

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Thank the Lord for A Good Year – Part I

April 28th, 2014|0 Comments

At our April 13, 2014 Executive Committee meeting, we examined the final financial numbers for the year, 2013. With the receipt of that information, we were able to close the book on 2013 and do […]

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The Election of Dr. Sandra Roberts As the First Elected Female Conference President – The Conclusion

February 21st, 2014|0 Comments

Last week, we ended with a question: Can we say that someone who has every other qualification, e.g., the experience, the education, etc., that we normally would like to see in a conference president be […]

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The Election of Dr. Sandra Roberts As The First Female Conference President – Part II

February 7th, 2014|0 Comments

Last time–which was two months ago-we talked about the General Conference’s position relative to the election of Dr. Sandra Roberts as the President of the Southeastern California Conference–the first elected female President of our conference […]

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The Election of Dr. Sandra Roberts As the Elected First Female President – Part I

December 19th, 2013|0 Comments

Recently, the Southeastern California Conference-which I believe is the largest conference in the North American Division – made history by electing Dr. Sandra Roberts as the first elected female Conference President in the history of […]

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Equipping Our Workers-Part III

October 10th, 2013|0 Comments

Today, we finish our discussion on the third of the “7 E’s- Equipping Our Workers

We concluded last time by saying that one of the things that we are doing to equip our workers is by […]