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2021 Virtual Displays

Welcome to our 2021 Annual Conference virtual displays! It is our great honor to highlight these ministries. Some displays feature videos, to view these videos please click on the logo or picture at the bottom of the text. You are welcome to use these videos and information in your local churches to promote awareness and support for these ministries. You can also access these ministries website by clicking on the their name heading on each display.

 

Thank you for your continued support for these ministries and the organizations that seek to serve you through our connection. For questions or additional information, please contact: Allison Lindsey, allison@sgaumc.com. 

 

Click below to jump to each section:
Conference Health & Welfare Agencies | Higher Education
General Agencies | Other MinistriesCompanies 

 

 

Conference Health & Welfare Agencies

Wesley Glen

Wesley Glen Ministries, Inc. is a non-profit extension ministry of the South Georgia Annual Conference that provides excellent care for adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities in a Christian environment.  Wesley Glen offers 24-hour a day care in Group Homes on our main campus in Macon, in residential neighborhoods in the Central Georgia area and in St. Mary’s, Georgia.  We also operate a Day Program on our Main Campus that serves our Residents and other adults with IDD from the community.  Your support of our ministry is greatly appreciated! 

 

Dr. Tyler Plaxico 

President/CEO 

Wesley Glen Ministries, Inc.

 

 

 

Magnolia Manor

Magnolia Manor proudly serves older adults in communities throughout South Georgia. Our nine locations provide various levels of care.

 

Governed by a Board of Trustees, Magnolia Manor provides a loving Christian environment and a caring staff, ensuring the physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs of residents and their families.

 

Services include a wide array of independent retirement living options, assisted living, personal care, skilled nursing care, rehabilitative therapy and specialized memory care. Currently, 1,100 employees provide care for nearly 1,300 older adults on nine Magnolia Manor campuses in South Georgia.

 

For more information contact:

Senior Vice-President of Church Relations

Rev. Henry Bass

hbass@magnoliamanor.com 

(229) 327-4055

 

 

Open Door Community House, Inc.

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Video: Circle Leader - Khyle

Video: Matthew Promise Academy - Virtual Learners

 

Thank you for your interest and support of Open Door Community House, your UMW National Mission Institution serving in Columbus, Georgia.  Open Door is committed to the empowerment of women, children, and youth to reach their full potential as children of God through long-term solutions to poverty.  It is a privilege to serve as the hands and feet of Christ to those seeking hope, opportunity, and renewed faith.  Thank you for your continued support of all of the Open Door ministries through your prayer and volunteer support, leadership and financial gifts.

 

The Methodist Home

Founded in 1872, The Methodist Home provides care for children and families in need across South Georgia including a continuum of residential care (Children’s Homes), community foster homes, specialized treatment programs and counseling services to better serve our community. The Methodist Home is a faith-based organization working to better equip at-risk youth and families for the future. Our mission is to be a model agency that restores childhoods, strengthens families and cultivates a people-building organization.

Vashti

A National Mission Institution, Vashti Center’s vision is rooted in its covenant relationship with the UMW
which joins it to the common purpose of turning faith, hope, and love into action on behalf of children.
Located in Thomasville, Vashti has served as a safe haven for children in crisis for over a century. We
remain a vital resource for youth and families in southwest Georgia, a rural region characterized by poor
health outcomes and few mental health resources. Those who enter our doors are anxious and hungry
for empathy and guidance. We invite them in to “sit at our table” and receive freely God’s gifts of hope
and healing. We do this through a continuum of therapeutic services that address childhood trauma and
behavioral issues in children.

 

Watch new ministry video here

 

 

 

 

Higher Education

Asbury Theological Seminary

Asbury Seminary is a multi-denominational graduate school committed to teaching the unchanging truth of orthodox Christianity. Traditionally Wesleyan, Asbury Seminary welcomes more than 1,700 students from 90+ denominations and 40 countries. Locations in Memphis, Tulsa, Colorado Springs, Kentucky, Orlando and online allow students to pursue their degrees in a residential, cohort or online class.

 Almost 100 years later, the Seminary has more than 11,000 graduates serving in every time zone around the world through social justice initiatives, government, art, mission organizations, education and the church. Alumni serve around the world in 77 countries, all 50 states, and in more than 157 denominations.

 

UMCommission

Even in the uncertainty of this upcoming fall semester, the UM Commission is committed to working within all accessible lanes to support our campus ministries and colleges. College is
a unique crossroads for people of all walks of life, and we cherish the opportunity to disciple them before they are launched into the world. It’s for that reason we see the work of campus
ministry as essential to growing the Kingdom of God today.

 

The best way to know this impact is to hear from the very people who have experienced it. Here are just a few alumni of the Wesley Foundations and colleges in Georgia sharing their stories,
and how these institutions shaped their lives.

 

Foundry Creative Group

Remember when “good” was good enough? Us too. Seems not too long ago a website only needed a directory and an address to help people find your church. Nowadays, you have to have videos, photo sliders, and cool effects on when you move your cursor over an icon. Also, your website now has to shape-shift its dimensions anytime someone visits it on a mobile device.


At the Foundry, we’ve heard these frustrations a plenty, but we want to make things better. Because college students spend at least half of their lives through their phones and laptops, most of our staff had been learning how to make things better in digital media long
before the pandemic struck. They have the tools and know-how to help your ministry improve its digital presence, wherever it feels the need to get better. We are more than happy to come along and help, and also do it at a price point that won’t rock your budget.

 

 

St. Paul School of Theology

Educating tomorrow’s leaders by offering on-campus, online, and hybrid learning courses at a FLEXible schedule, Saint Paul School of Theology is a seminary committed to the formation of people for innovative, creative ministry. Grounded in academic study of faith and ministry, theology is practiced both in a traditional classroom and in a contextual curriculum.  Upon graduating, Saint Paul alumni have followed many paths to ministry and leadership within their community and around the world.
 

Degrees:

--Doctor of Ministry: Spiritual Leadership in Unsettled Times

  • --Master of Divinity
  •  --Master of Arts in Christian Ministry
  • --Master of Arts in Theological Studies
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General Agencies

Global Ministries

The General Board of Global Ministries is the worldwide mission, relief and development
agency of The United Methodist Church. The agency works with partners and churches in more
than 115 countries to equip and transform people and places for God’s mission. Global
Ministries connects the church in mission through four missional priorities:

1) Missionaries

 

  • 2) Evangelism and Church Revitalization
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  • 3) Global Health and
  •  
  • 4) Humanitarian Relief and Recovery, including the United Methodist Committee on Relief
  • (UMCOR) and its work in Disaster Response Recovery and Global Migration as well as
  • programs in Environmental Sustainability and the Bishop John K. Yambasu Agriculture
  • Initiative.

 

 

 

United Methodist Communications

For 80 years, United Methodist Communications has been supporting local churches, equipping leaders and reaching the globe.

 

UMCom provides services and products that support your congregation’s connections to your local community and to the global church.

 

Many products are available at no or low cost, whether you need videos for your church or resources to promote giving, your church website needs hosting or you want to know more about the latest social media and technology tools. We are ready to perform holistic communications audits for annual conferences and provide local church advertising support.

 

Visit: Resource UMC 

 

General Board of Church & Society

The GBCS seeks the implementation of the Social Principles and other policy statements of the General Conference on Christian social concerns. Led by the General Secretary, the Rev. Dr. Susan Henry-Crowe, Church and Society works to fulfill the mandate of

  • relating the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the Church, communities, and the world in which they live,
  • bringing the whole of human life into conformity with the will of God,
  • and showing that reconciliation involves personal, social and civic righteousness.

The General Board has headquarters on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. and at the Church Center for the United Nations in New York City.

 

Addressing more than 30 social issues on which The United Methodist Church has claimed a position, Church and Society communicates with policymakers and leaders around the world with the mission of transforming the world.

 

 

General Commission on the Status and Role of Women

The General Commission on the Status and Role of Women advocates for full participation of women in the total life of The United Methodist Church. We’re helping the church recognize every person – clergy and lay, women and men, adults and children - as full and equal parts of God’s human family. We believe that a fully engaged and empowered membership is vital to The United Methodist Church’s mission "to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world."

 

Click here COSROW Resources for 2021

 

General Commission on United Methodist Men

The mission of the United Methodist Men is "To Help Men Know Christ, so others may know Christ. 

 

The video accessed by clicking on the logo provides an overview of the Center for Men's and Scouting Ministries. 

 

 

 

Other Ministries

Georgia PAUMCS 

Georgia PAUMCS is an organization of North and South GA UMC Administrators in local churches, district and conference offices, and connectional organizations throughout the state. Through PAUMCS, your staff will enjoy opportunities for personal growth, learning, and support to benefit your organization. 

• Annual Conferences around the state offer workshops on a variety of topics, including office manage- ment, fiscal responsibilities, public relations, communications, sensitivity training, spiritual growth, local mission opportunities, and more. 

• Members earn continuing education credits at both state and national PAUMCS conferences. 

• Networking opportunities create new friendships and resources, and provide venues for sharing ideas and best practices that can be applied in your own areas. 

 

For more information on how your church or organization can benefit, contact GA PAUMCS President LouAnn McLain, Christ UMC, Warner Robins, admin@christunited.net.

 

 

Georgia United Methodist Foundation

The Georgia United Methodist Foundation was founded in 1984 as a nonprofit
extension ministry of The United Methodist Church. Our mission is empowering people to change lives! We offer financial solutions, resources, and training to United Methodist churches, ministries, and individuals within Georgia.

 

For Individuals, we offer Planned Giving Strategies, Certificate Investments,
Scholarships, and a Clergy Financial Literacy Academy. For Churches and Agencies, we offer Investment Management Services, Loans, Certificate Investments, Training and Workshops for Endowments and Legacy Ministry, Planned Giving Strategies, Wills Clinics, and Cemetery Associations. Please take a moment and click on our Video to find out more about how we can help you and your church family.

 

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Caring Connection Chaplaincy Ministry

Caring Connection Chaplaincy is passionate about serving and ministering to law enforcement personnel, their families, and the civilians they encounter and serve in the line of duty. Recipients of our services include personnel in local police departments, the Georgia Department of Public Safety, Georgia Department of Natural Resources and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. We serve approximately 2000 plus law enforcement personnel and civilians per year. Our outreach programs center on spiritual self-care in law enforcement, incident response and debriefings, and helping to facilitate special events such as law enforcement days organized through local churches.

 

 

World Methodist Evangelism Institute

WMEI is a cooperative missional ministry of World Evangelism (WME), World Methodist Council, and Candler School of Theology that offers opportunities for study and research in the nature and practice of contextual evangelism.

 

In partnership with churches around the world and engaging a multiracial and multinational faculty, WMEI brings world evangelism leaders, lay and clergy, faculty, and students together at Candler and other places abroad, and sends faculty to different countries to share insights and learn from the experience of others. Connecting, encouraging, mentoring, resourcing, training, and providing cross-cultural experiences in world evangelism, WMEI has been instrumental in the work of strengthening the pan-Methodist/Wesleyan family as a mission-driven movement, situated in time and space, each culture and conjuncture.

 

BeADisciple.com

BeADisciple.com hosts online courses for Christians because disciples of Jesus grow in their faith and enhance their ministries through education.

 

Head over to BeADisciple.com today to explore more.

 

Meg Calvin                                                  

Director of Engagement                                 

Co-host of the Listening Chair Podcast   

      

CONNECT WITH US:

www.InstituteForDiscipleship.org

www.BeADisciple.com

https://thelisteningchair.podbean.com

https://www.facebook.com/groups/BeADisciple/

 

United Methodist Connectional Credit Union

The story of United Methodist Connectional Federal Credit Union began over 60 years ago. Throughout their history, they have been dedicated to creating a trusted and valuable financial resource for the United Methodist community. United Methodist Connectional Federal Credit Union provides all the benefits of a member-owned financial institution. Membership in United Methodist Connectional Federal Credit Union is open to any member of a United Methodist Church in the North Georgia, South Georgia, Florida and Alabama-West Florida Conferences. Church staff and employees of organizations and ministries affiliated with the United Methodist Church of these conferences may also join. Immediate family members of persons eligible to join may also become members themselves.

 

Visit their website for more information

 

 

The Podechesis Podcast

Join the podcast community that Allen Cason, Jim Morrow, Brett Maddocks started in June 2020 called The Podechesis Podcast (the title is explained here). The idea behind this podcast is conversing about what Christians believe and why it matters. The discussion is guided using John Wesley’s Revision of the Shorter Catechism which you can find here.

 

You can find The Podechesis Podcast on: Apple PodcastsGoogle PlaySpotifyStitcher, and Podbean. Be sure to subscribe using your favorite podcast player so you can keep up when new episodes drop.

 

And now, on with the show…

 

Click here to listen to the audio intro trailer.

 

 

 

 

 

Companies

Bitner Henry Insurance Company

Bitner Henry Insurance Group is a 4th generation Insurance agency that handles the property and casualty insurance for more than 7,000 Churches, Camps, Schools, Child Care Centers, and Social
Services. We have grown every year for the last 30 years. This is due to our best in class products and our award winning service.

 

Long term relationships with our clients is important. Our agency capabilities, values, and consistency, give us a unique ability to give meaningful insight into the risks our
customers face. We serve those who serve others.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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3040 Riverside Dr., Suite A-2 - Macon, GA 31210

PO Box 7227 - Macon, GA 31209

478-738-0048 | 800-535-4224

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3040 Riverside Dr., Suite A-2 - Macon, GA 31210

PO Box 7227 - Macon, GA 31209

478-738-0048 | 800-535-4224

Camping & Retreat Ministries

99 Arthur J. Moore Dr - St Simons Is., GA 31522

PO Box 20408 - St Simons Island, GA 31522

912-638-8626 | 888-266-7642

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