Posts from February 2016

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Training Day Recap

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“Did You Get to Go to Bi-District Training Day?” For those of us that attended our recent Bi-District Training Day, I’m sure you would agree that Dr. Joe Daniels, Sharon, Keiko, Floris UMC, and all our presenters did an outstanding job in delivering another top-notch training event – thanks to all!  They all deserve a […]

Key Statistics Year End 2015

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END-OF-YEAR REPORT OF KEY STATISTICS FOR ALEXANDRIA DISTRICT Good news for those of us who like statistics! For 2015, the churches of the Alexandria District collectively increased the number of professions of faith by a remarkable 21% compared to 2014 (586 in 2015 compared to 486 in 2014). These are new disciples who are making […]


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Therefore, go and make disciples of all nations.  The second word of the “The Great Commission” is “go.” This is a call to action, “go” is a verb. Jesus did not say to his Apostles,  stay in your pews and disciples will gather around you. It occurs to me that most if not all of […]

HTC IV is Feb 20!

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How to Connect to Your Community is making one last appearance in Northern Virginia on February 20 at Clarendon UMC from 9 am to 3 pm. Remember all those cool things Tom Bandy taught us at the clergy meeting in October? Or if you missed it – wouldn’t you like the latest and greatest tools […]

Seeking Clarity

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In Psalm 27:4, King David says, “One thing I asked of the Lord, that will I seek after.” In Matthew 6:33, Jesus, heir of David, says, “Seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” Focus. Focus. On the most helpful books I have […]