WEEKLY DIGEST- Week of December 14, 2014

December 19, 2014

weeklydigestThe Digest is an easy way to catch up on all of the stories that have been published in the last week. Each story is linked to the original, and there is a short excerpt. You may want to share this digest on your church's website so that they know what has been happening in our conference and beyond. PFEIFFER AND WESLEY THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY PARTNER FOR NEW DOCTOR OF MINISTRY PROGRAM December 19, 2014 Pfeiffer University and Wesley Theological Seminary make a case for an entrepreneurial shift - missional entrepreneurs are bearing fruit in their churches and communities.   TOP 10 "LEADING IDEAS" ARTICLES OF 2014 December 18, 2014 from the Lewis Center for Church Leadership. This list appeared in their weekly email this morning. More information included in this article.   2014: UNITED METHODISTS OF NOTE REMEMBERED December 17, 2014 In 2014, United Methodists marked the passing of leaders who made significant contributions in their ministry. They include pioneering leaders of United Methodist Women, a champion of United Methodist Men, an expert on sacraments and a doctor who risked and ultimately lost his life serving people where medical care was scarce.   NEWS SERVICE POLL: EBOLA VOTED TOP STORY OF 2014 December 16, 2014 The worst Ebola outbreak in history — along with The United Methodist Church’s mobilization to ease suffering and fight the spread of the deadly virus — was the biggest story of 2014, according to a United Methodist News Service poll of communicators.   WHAT ARE YOU DOING FOR KIDS HOME FOR WINTER BREAK? December 15, 2014 College students returning for winter break often long to reconnect with old friends, their former youth leaders, and others in the church who were an important part of their faith development. That is not always as easy as it sounds. After years of being active in your church they are no longer part of the youth ministry, and not ready for adult ministries yet. So how can churches minister to their college students when they return for break?