• A Choice to Care

    I was bolting down the stairs on my way out when I heard a familiar voice say, “Good Morning, Mr. Blakeney.”  I stopped.  I immediately went back into the building to see exactly who it was. I discovered it was the custodian.  We see each other from time to time. On occasion, we have had Continue Reading... more »

  • A Choice to Change the World

    Living in Atlanta is exciting.  It’s home to Coca Cola, Delta and the Atlanta University Center, the largest consortium of Historically Black College and Universities.  Spelman College is a part of that consortium. A few years ago, Spelman College launched a new capital campaign.  These campaigns can make or break an institution.  Spelman hit it Continue Reading... more »

  • Being Alone

    Attacked Bus Driver Speaks Out I keep music playing in my office.  It helps focus me in a strange sorta of way.  It was during one of my work sessions that I heard Natalie Cole vocals piping through, “I’m catching hell living here alone.” The simplicity of that statement struck me in a profound way. Continue Reading... more »

  • Strength in Silence

    It seems like my life has be a whirlwind lately.  There are days where it seems like I am going nonstop.  I move from one meeting to the next, one worship experience to the next without catching my breath.  Ministry is like being a firefighter some days.  It is one fire after the other. Recently, Continue Reading... more »

  • NCJ HANGOUT – “Summer Stuff!”

    Please enjoy this conversation with Curt Franklin, Jennifer Casper, and Sonya Luna regarding upcoming Summer events across the NCJ.  For more information please see: Marked Leadership Camp in the Illinois Great Rivers Conference For more on the Hispanic Youth Leadership Academy in the Michigan Area and watch IUMCCONNECT.ORG for more on TransFormission in Indiana... more »

Devotion

  • What’s Love Got to Do With It?: A Young Adult Devotion

    By: Kyle Wyman Love is patient; love is kind; love is not envious or boastful or arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice in wrongdoing, but rejoices in the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures Continue Reading... more »

  • The Challenge of Love: A Young Adult Devotion

    By: Kyle Wyman Love is patient; love is kind; love is not envious or boastful or arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice in wrongdoing, but rejoices in the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures Continue Reading... more »

  • The Inconsistency of Love: A Young Adult Devotion

    By: Kyle Wyman Love is patient; love is kind; love is not envious or boastful or arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice in wrongdoing, but rejoices in the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures Continue Reading... more »

Job Openings

  • Director of Student Ministries, Hamilton Mill UMC, Hamilton Hill, Georgia

    Hamilton Mill United Methodist Church is a young and rapidly growing church in the Hamilton Mill suburb north of Atlanta an area known for its excellent schools and nationally recognized park systems for running, walking, and family leisure. HMUMC is seeking a full-time Director of Student Ministries to lead the student ministry by encouraging, equipping, Continue Reading... more »

  • Director of Youth Ministry, River of Life, UMC, Jacksonville, FL

    River of Life United Methodist Church in Jacksonville is seeking a Director of Youth Ministry to partner with them in their mission to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. This welcoming, loving and dynamic church has more than doubled in size in two years, has a growing youth ministry and Continue Reading... more »

  • Full-Time Director of Youth, Bearden UMC, Knoxville, Tennessee

    Bearden United Methodist Church in Knoxville, Tennessee is seeking a full time Director of Youth. This position will be working with both middle school and high school age students. This is a great opportunity for a dynamic leader who can also help nurture a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and Continue Reading... more »