The Numbers Are In . . .

Yesterday at Good Shepherd:2300 people prepared & packed . . .192,320 meals for Uganda while they also donated . . .1800 non-perishable items for local hunger iniatives. Our children's ministry also made up 275 care bags for our upcoming Room In The Inn season of...

read more

Origin Of An Idea

I received a very nice voice mail this week from a Methodist preacher friend congratulating me on the Charlotte Observer article on our Fed Up Sunday project.During the message, my friend gave some nice words about the creativity I had to "come up with such an...

read more

Fed Up Sunday FAQ

Fed Up With Hunger SundayFrequently Asked QuestionsWhat Are We Doing?We are harnessing all our Sunday morning people and energy to prepare and package over 150,000 Meals Ready To Eat (MREs).Where Is All This Food Going To End Up?After we prepare and package the meals,...

read more

In The News

This piece was on the front page of the Lake Wylie Pilot on Tuesday:Steele Creek church looks to make ‘radical impact’ on hungerJohn Marks - jmarks@lakewyliepilot.com STEELE CREEK -- It isn’t going to be a wafer and juice cup kind of Sunday.Good Shepherd United...

read more

Top Five Tuesday — Top Five Methodist Doctrines

Having spent several days last week at Asbury Seminary and a couple of days this week at the Lake Junaluska Assembly, I've got Methodism on my mind.What is it about this movement-become-denomination that captures my heart and keeps my attention? Even when the...

read more

Worshipping By Feeding

So yesterday we made the announcement: next Sunday, October 30, we are worshipping by feeding. Huh?As part of our strategy of Radical Impact Projects, we will convert our Worship Center into a mass production line on Sunday morning to prepare and package over 150,000...

read more

Fashion Statement, Week 2 — Suburban Outfit

Colossians 3:1-12 is one of my favorite sections in all of Scripture:1 Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God. 2 Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. 3 For you...

read more

The Pastor As Prima Donna

I've noticed some disturbing things about myself recently.Such as a growing frustration with people who are simply minding their own business on a Sunday morning.Such as an increasing impatience if I have to wait even an extra minute before going over "my part" of the...

read more

Top Five Tuesday — Top Five College Fight Songs

Having spent part of the last weekend in Chapel Hill for Parents' Weekend, I found myself thinking of college fight songs.First, there was "Late Night With Roy," a UNC Basketball kickoff extravaganza complete with dancing, skits, Stuart Scott of ESPN, and, oh yeah, a...

read more