Whereas the religious power brokers of his day used the table to exclude people, Jesus used the table to include people.
Wayne Schmidt Writings
My privileges meant a head start and not dealing with barriers and challenges people of color must persevere through almost daily.
You can have a mess without movement. But you cannot have a movement without mess.
There is a form of learning uniquely linked to leading, and with it comes the scars and joys of building something lasting.
Journey with me as we learn together how to lead, encourage and engage in the areas of multiethnic ministry and racial reconciliation.
Humility is essential to well-rounded leadership and a well-rounded life.
The higher the capacity of the person you’re leading, the more important listening becomes.
We can too easily overestimate the impact of what happens on-platform and underestimate the impact of what happens off-platform.
The beautiful and mysterious thing about following Jesus — following his will is always better than following my own plan. And it always will be.
At the heart of my ministry is a daily time of prayer. This is prayer on offense, not just defense. It is focused on “seeking first the kingdom of God” (Matthew 6:33) and what is of lasting, not temporary, significance.
Discovering gifts and strengths helped me to know how I could contribute in the functioning of the body of Christ.
Like the Apostle Paul, I have found my thorn to be a reminder of the sufficiency of God’s grace and a source of his strength being made perfect in my weakness.
Loving the Church means taking the risks to keep it vital and fulfilling the purposes for which God created her.
I have experienced the challenge of wise credibility in all three of the ministry responsibilities God has entrusted to me over these 40 years.
In the coming months, I’ll participate in the ordination of over 100 ministers. I thought it would be a fitting season to share some lessons I’ve learned these last 40 years. I hope you’ll join me on this journey of celebration and reflection.
Pray for this Special Session and for The United Methodist Church, asking God to anoint its leaders and delegates to seek first his will in all matters.
A shared understanding of The Wesleyan Church’s ecclesiology ensures a clear focus for our discipleship and church multiplication strategies.
General Superintendent Wayne Schmidt gives thanks for The Wesleyan Church, sharing stories of God’s transforming love at work this year.
Our evangelistic intensity must be red-hot … because the gap between the church and our mission field is the biggest “why” motivating all we do.
Is your church exercising faith by sending people or resources to reach a new ZIP code? Just watch what God does to make your church healthier as you step out in faith!
Billy Graham made it a daily priority to connect with God because he knew the great importance of doing so.
The Institute was marked by a second year of unprecedented collaboration between districts, as many are working together on unique multiplication initiatives, shared ministry services and intentional missional partnerships.
No matter what she’s involved with as ambassador of The Wesleyan Church, Jo Anne Lyon’s greatest joy is still seeing lives, churches and communities transformed because of the hope of Jesus.