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St. Mary’s Road UMC hosts leadership retreat

February 04, 2019
Submitted by Rev. Dr. L.K. Pendleton

… No extra spiritual fat, no parasitic sins. Keep your eyes on Jesus, who both began and finished this race we’re in. (Hebrews 12:1 The Message)

On Saturday, Jan. 26, St. Mary’s Road United Methodist Church in Columbus hosted more than 70 people at the 2019 “Moving with Momentum” Leadership Retreat. The retreat focused on bringing a new level of excellence to ministry and hope to communities by renewing passions, addressing vision, and building foundations for a kingdom-focused ministry in the age of modernity.

Workshop sessions included “Inspiration and Improvement in Leadership,” “Build Strong and Stable Ministries,” “Synergize and Mobilize,” and “Understanding Faith and Finance.”

In order to fulfill Christ’s calling for kingdom-focused ministry, we understand that the method may change, but the message remains the same: making disciples of Jesus Christ. To do this we are seeking not only solutions, but also resolutions to accomplish our mission.

South Columbus UMC, Midway UMC, St. Mary’s Road UMC, and The Edge Church, a non-denominational congregation, attended the retreat. Facilitators included Rev. Cedric Brooks of Atlanta, Vincent Watkins of Atlanta, Rev. Gregory Stanton of the Spiritual Oasis Center in Phoenix, and Mr. Enoch Asante’ Bediako, Assistant Finance Director at St. Mary’s Road UMC. Dr. Buddy Cooper serves as the Superintendent of the Northwest District of The United Methodist Church.

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