A fruitful life

Charles is beginning a new sermon series this week called The Fruitful Life. One of the things he is going to be talking about is the importance of growing up in good soil. For plants to grow and produce good fruit it is important for them to have good soil.

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Leadership Institute

Last week Charles and I attended the Leadership Institute at The United Methodist Church of the Resurrection, the largest United Methodist Church in the US, near Kansas City. Wright’s Chapel has been partners with the Church of the Resurrection for several years. Each year they hold the Leadership Institute as

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It has begun!

Youth Bible study started back last night. This year we moved our Bible studies from Thursdays to Wednesdays. We meet most every Wednesday during the school year at three different homes. The high schoolers meet at my house, the middle school boys meet at the Collier’s house, and the middle

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Impressive

Yesterday we had the opportunity to host a youth group from Lane Memorial United Methodist Church from Altavista, VA. I worked as the youth director at that church for 15 years before I moved to Wright’s Chapel. The Lane youth group is staying at the King’s Dominion campground and wanted

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Haiti update

As Charles mentioned on the blog a few weeks ago, Carson Hale and I had the opportunity to travel to Haiti to check out the progress of the home for girls with disabilities. As you may know for the last 5 years or so Wright’s Chapel has been in a

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Charlotte Mission Trip

Bittersweet. If you were to ask me how I feel about having returned from my final mission trip with Wrights Chapel, a church that has been a part of my life for the past 13 years. This time, we spent the better part of a week in Charlotte, North Carolina,

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Christmas in April

This coming Sunday (April 28th) is one of my favorite Sunday’s of the year! We will be worshipping through service in what we call Christmas in April. There will be no regular worship services this week, instead we will meet at the church at 9am to help feed people in

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Shark Tank

This past weekend some of our high school youth traveled to Charlottesville. We stayed at the Wesley Foundation at UVA. We based the weekend on the show Shark Tank. We broke the group up into teams of youth. Each team met several times throughout the weekend to come up with

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General Conference

Starting on Saturday February 23 the General Conference of the United Methodist Church will be meeting in St Louis. The General Conference is the designated group within our church denomination that has the sole authority to set church doctrine and law, in what is called the Book of Discipline. The

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Transformation

Earlier this week I listened to a podcast called The Transformationist with Tash McGill. On this particular episode, Tash interviewed my friend and youth ministry coach Mark Oestreicher, better known as MarkO. The description of the podcast states, “This podcast is dedicated to real stories and conversations of transformation. These

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