The Ministry of Presence: The Importance of Building Capacity Among the Laity

By Joaquina Filipe Nhanala.

African sayings, stories, recalling to memory conversation of the elders in my family, are among my sources for self-education to aid in understanding what is important, as well as the expectations of my fellow African Christians as I use them as a source for the communication of the Gospel. Coupled with this are the informative thoughts that come from my participation in young people’s meetings as well as visits I have received from them.

Accountability, Responsibility, and the Clergywomen

By Nerissa Palafox.

Accountability is the after- the- fact ownership of the results of all our endeavors. It is the commitment to honestly explain why things were done in a particular way. Accountability also includes accepting the consequences of decisions made to meet a specific agreement, ministry, or mission.

The Ministry of Presence: The Importance of Building Capacity among the Laity

By Joaquina Filipe Nhanala.

African sayings, stories, recalling to memory conversation of the elders in my family, are among my sources for self-education to aid in understanding what is important, as well as the expectations of my fellow African Christians as I use them as a source for the communication of the Gospel. Coupled with this are the informative thoughts that come from my participation in young people’s meetings as well as visits I have received from them.

The Future United Methodist Clergywomen’s Consultation in a Global Context

By HiRho Y. Park.

The first United Methodist Clergywomen’s Consultation occurred in 1975. Held approximately every four years, consultations provide a support system for clergywomen. In 2006, the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry (GBHEM) sponsored the International United Methodist Clergywomen’s Consultation in celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of the granting of full clergy rights to women in the Methodist tradition.