Inspirations and Ideas Archive


April 06, 2015

Tiny Church Growth

It is amazing to watch change since September! God is working in this church, one person at a time! This week we had a 2nd time visitor! It is a gift to see people proud of their congregation and willing to invite others! A member...

March 02, 2015

bad weather

More to the point it's what not working.  We experienced ad weather this past Sunday therefore was unable to old church.

March 02, 2015

what's not working

My church experinced winter snow that keep us from having our church open.

February 09, 2015

Trinity UMC is moving forward!

On Saturday, February 7, we sgtarted two new Bible studies.  This gives us three distinct Bibl;e study groups.  Had the kick off for collected shoes for third world people.  As of this time there will be 6 other church in ...

February 07, 2015

Congregational Excellence

We have had a series of training events called Congregational Excellence, where we used the questionaire called Where is Your Worship going?  How we do worship, what is working , how it is not working...has caused many to be more ...

January 26, 2015

report forms

why am I not receiving new report form to fill out?

December 08, 2014

God's Presence

God' presence was surely felt in worship on December 7 as Centenary UMC celebrated its 175th Anniversary with the Bishop and local dignitaries and a Brass Quintet. With the sanctuary decorated for Christmas, the spirit was alive ...

November 24, 2014

Spirit-filled worship

We had a large congregation come together to worship God.  We had special music by Kyle Mills and the Cassville UMC Bell Choir.  The title of the message was "Open the Eyes of My Heart, Lord" and the congregation responded ...

November 24, 2014

Wedding at end of service.

What a wonderful Sunday morning, November 23, at Trinity UMC in Mountain Grove, MO.  The whole service theme was family living in home and church.  Right after the sermon I officiated at a wedding for one of our couples.  Their 6 ...

November 10, 2014

New Members and GREAT music!!!

Yesterday was another great in worship.  A praise band called Three In One (Jordan Bailey, Bradley Luekenhoff, and Chase Cantwell) led our 10:45 worship service.  None are members of our church and all are college students.  ...

October 20, 2014

GROWTH IN THE WASHBURN CHURCH

WOW!!!! EVERY SUNDAY THERE IS SOME ONE NEW IN OUR PEWS. WE HAVE WELCOMED CHARLIE T.  AND HIS WIFE CJ. RELEIGH THEIR DAUGHTER, THOMAS THEIR SON, LYNN AND HER SON GABE, MIKE AND BONNIE, NOBLE T. AND ROSALEE K, JEREMEY AND LORA T. ...

October 13, 2014

Garden Ministry benefits Well Project In Mozambique

Our garden ministry is still producing food that is bountiful.  All summer into the fall we have a weekly harvest of food that we've taken to food pantries in Kansas City and also been able to share with persons in the ...

October 13, 2014

Kindness In Action Sunday

Yesterday, Sunday, October 12, Cassville UMC along with FIrst Baptist Church, Emmanuel Baptist Churhc, First Christian Church, the Nazerene Church, the Assembly of God Church, and Spiritual Streams Church got together and ...

September 17, 2014

Community Block Party

We had 252 people registered at our Community Block Party.  We had the snake lady with her snakes.  We had musical numbers, aerobics, gymnastic presentations, puppet show, balloonist and face painter.   We also had plenty of food....

September 08, 2014

combined worship

Pleasant Hill and New Bethel United Methodist Churches had a combined worship service September 7th.  It truely was a great praise service.

September 01, 2014

Saturday August 16th - We had our first Annual Women's Retreat- "All About Me" held at the City Park building. 10 - 2 pm with 56 in attendance. Awesome Day!

Saturday August 16 Wesley Smith Chapel held our first of what will be an Annual Women's Retreat. "All About Me" Held at our City Park Building in Wright City from 10 - 2 pm with 56 women in Attendance. The age of the women spanded...

August 20, 2014

Baby Grace

The church had an estimate of 10 new families served at our most recent Baby Grace Saturdays.

August 11, 2014

Targeted Local Mission Giving

In July, our church was challenged with the mission of providing at least 14 back backs for  grade children in need in alocal school.  With attendance running between 12 and 20 weekly it seemed a big challenge but we did it with ...

July 31, 2014

Special Study garnering interest

A few people were gathering on Wednesday nights for Bible Study; they appeared to be lacking direction.  I presented an idea to them:  to use Adam Hamilton's new book, Making Sense of the Bible, to give them tools for future study...