26 02, 2019

A Message from Tom Pace from the General Conference of the United Methodist Church

2019-02-26T18:54:50-05:00February 26th, 2019|All blogs, Inside-Out with Dr. Tom Pace, Uncategorized|Comments Off on A Message from Tom Pace from the General Conference of the United Methodist Church

Friends, The called session of the General Conference of the United Methodist Church to deal with issues around same sex marriage and ordination is concluding. The body passed an amended version of the plan called “The Traditional Plan,” which continues the current United Methodist position that same sex weddings cannot be officiated by our clergy or in our churches, and self-avowed practicing LGBT men and women may not be ordained. It also adds increased accountability for bishops and boards of ministry in enforcing this covenant. However, many of the components to increase that accountability already have been ruled in violation [...]

22 02, 2019

A special called session of the General Conference of the United Methodist

2019-02-22T09:09:19-05:00February 22nd, 2019|All blogs, Inside-Out with Dr. Tom Pace, Uncategorized|Comments Off on A special called session of the General Conference of the United Methodist

A special called session of the General Conference of the United Methodist denomination will be meeting in St. Louis from Saturday, February 23 – Tuesday, February 26. The purpose of the session is to make decisions regarding whether United Methodist churches or clergy are permitted to hold or officiate at same-sex weddings, and whether Annual Conferences can ordain self-avowed, practicing homosexual men and women. Ordinarily, the General Conference of the church meets every four years, with lay and clergy delegates from Annual Conferences around the world. In the regular session of the General Conference in 2016, a special commission (The [...]

3 07, 2018

Small Things

2018-07-03T10:10:49-05:00July 3rd, 2018|Uncategorized, We Tell Our Stories|Comments Off on Small Things

The goal to raise $5,000 for this year’s Vacation Bible School service project seemed lofty, especially with the impact Hurricane Harvey had on the city. But small things make a big difference in the kingdom of God. In total, the campers raised $8,093.11, which bought 404 special beds with netting for children in Africa that help ward off mosquitos and the diseases they carry. Raising this money was not all about children emptying out the excess change they have in their piggy banks at home, though. Through supporting a meaningful cause at the largest children’s event of the [...]

4 11, 2016

The Rich in Heart: Inside-Out Habits with Dr. Tom Pace for November 4, 2016

2017-03-28T14:55:57-05:00November 4th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on The Rich in Heart: Inside-Out Habits with Dr. Tom Pace for November 4, 2016

We pray. We study the Bible. We make friends. We tell our stories. We give ourselves away in generosity and service. A PERSONAL PRAYER O God, Sometimes, it is hard to submit to life, to accept life as it is, not as I would have it to be. When things don’t go my way, I find myself either demanding change or giving up. Neither is the right attitude. God, give me the grace to accept the people you have put into my life as the people for whom I should care, and to whom I should submit. Give me the audacity [...]

10 04, 2016

A Shepherd to Show the Way: Inside Out Habits for April 10, 2016 with Dr. Tom Pace

2017-03-28T14:57:42-05:00April 10th, 2016|All blogs, Inside-Out with Dr. Tom Pace, Uncategorized|Comments Off on A Shepherd to Show the Way: Inside Out Habits for April 10, 2016 with Dr. Tom Pace

We pray. We study the Bible. We make friends. We tell our stories. We give ourselves away in generosity and service.   WE PRAY: A PERSONAL PRAYER Gracious God, I need to be led by you. I like to believe that I know right and wrong, but as I grow older, more and more often the decisions seem more difficult. Things don’t seem as black and white, and I am more often than not ambivalent about decisions in front of me. I need a shepherd to guide me, God. And even when I know what is right, I am not always able [...]