LaGrange District, UMC
Saturday, August 23, 2014
 

 Welcome to LaGrange District!

   Serving Christ Together

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Welcome to the LaGrange District!

 
Growing in Grace
 

    John Wesley called it “sanctifying grace.”  I hope that you are familiar with that term but if you aren’t, by the end of this conference year, you should be.  Wesley saw God’s grace coming to us in three forms: prevenient grace, justifying grace and sanctifying grace.  Prevenient grace is God’s love for us before we even know there is a God.  Justifying grace is that moment when we know that God loves us and we choose to love and follow him.  Sanctifying grace is what Wesley called, “going on to perfection” – the lifelong process of growing in faith through worship, Bible study, prayer, and serving the poor.  As we engage in all these things, we are conformed to Jesus Christ in our thinking, feeling, believing, and behaving.

    Our District theme for this conference year is “Growing in Grace” with the focus that every church and every person will think about how they are growing in God’s grace.  Are you actively involved in the ministries of growth in your community of faith?  Is your church offering opportunities for people to learn more about God and what it means to be a Christian?  Are we mentoring new Christians in the way of discipleship?  Are our children and youth being led to make decisions about their faith for themselves?

    My hope is that we will all be more intentional about our spiritual growth and that we will look for ways to be involved in ministries that promote that growth.  This will be a great topic for our Connection Groups that will begin meeting in the coming weeks.  I look forward to all of us growing together.

 

Carol
 
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