“Leading from the heart means allowing the Holy Spirit to govern our behavior in relationship. As the apostle Paul affirmed in Romans 5:5 (RSV), ‘God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit which has been given to us.’ Our task as Christian leaders is to allow that love to flow from our hearts to others in very specific behavior.” (Partners in Ministry Clergy and Laity*, pg 37)
Every family experiences times when emotions are high, communication is difficult, and living together can be stressful. This happens even in the family of God. We recognize that the coming days and months may be such a time for United Methodists in South Georgia. We ask everyone to willingly enter into a covenant agreement with other United Methodists across our conference to live according to the HEART principles so that we are able to participate in our Methodist practice of Christian conferencing in a loving manner as we allow the Holy Spirit to guide our conversations.
Partners in Ministry Clergy and Laity. Roy W. Trueblood and Jackie B. Trueblood. Abingdon Press, Nashville. 1999