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Cindy Watson

BSP: What is your educational background? How did that education equip you for ministry and how did it fall short? CW: I experienced my call at age 15 at the Kansas West annual Conference ordination service. I was a member of the conference through the Conference Commission on Youth Ministries and one of our adult…

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Ted E. Wood

What is your educational background? How did that education equip you for ministry and how did it fall short? TW: My educational background consists of a B.A. from the University of Florda in Political Science, and a Master of Divinity degree from Candler School of Theology, Emory University.  I am currently planning on pursuing a…

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Allan R. Bevere

What is your educational background? How did that education equip you for ministry and how did it fall short? AB: My educational background is as follows: B.A. in Christian Ministries, Malone College, Canton, Ohio. M.Div. in Biblical Studies, Ashland Theological Seminary, Ashland, Ohio M.A. in Religious Studies, Ashland Theological Seminary, Ashland, Ohio Th.M in Theological…

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Bible Q & A Watson

BSP: How does the UMC appointment system today compare to what you believe was practiced in the 1st century church? CW: I do not think the U.M. appointment system can be compared to the early church. One could argue Paul’s ministry was itinerant, but he certainly wasn’t “appointed” to a particular congregation. The appointment system…

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Bible Q & A Rev.Wood

BSP: How does the UMC appointment system today compare to what you believe was practiced in the 1st century church? TW: As I understand it, in the first century church based its understanding of leadership on spiritual gifts, the calling of the individual, and even the general authority of all believers to go and preach…

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Bible Q & A Bevere

BSP: How does the UMC appointment system today compare to what you believe was practiced in the 1st century church? AB: In some ways that is a difficult question to answer. I am not well enough versed on the episcopacy in the earliest centuries to compare to the modern practice of episcopal appointment. However, I…

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Pastor Eliecer Munoz lives in Euless, Texas where he and his wife, Drisana, pastor Heartland Hispana in Irving, TX.  Eliecer was born and raised in Miami, Florida and is of Cuban descent. Called to ministry at a young age, his ministry is strong in evangelism and discipleship and the family. Together with his wife and two…

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Mentoring

Chris Lister has been mentoring someone ever since he was in ministry school in 1997. Born in Pensacola, FL, Chris struggled through an adolescence of alcohol and drugs until he was truly ‘saved’ from a life that could have ended in crime and early death.  God opened the opportunity for service after ministry school when…