Prayer for General Conference
Notes from the pastor

The Rev. Charles Spurgeon once said, “Whenever God determines to do a great work, he first sets his people to pray.”  That is what I’m asking you to do.  Later this month (February 23-26), delegates from all over the world will gather in St Louis for a called General Conference of The United Methodist Church.  They will gather specifically to find a way forward through the ongoing forty (plus)-year-old debate regarding the church’s position on homosexuality.
In attendance will be sincere Christ-followers whose biblical study and theological reflection has led them to opposing opinions on the issue at hand.  There is much at stake in the decisions made by those who will debate and vote. 
As the delegates prepare to gather, as they travel, as they talk, as they make decisions, you and I must join United Methodists world-wide in prayer.  We must pray for the safety of all of the delegates as they travel.  We must pray for each of them as they discuss, that they would heed the words of James: “be quick to listen, slow to speak, slow to anger; for your anger does not produce God’s righteousness.”  We must pray that the Holy Spirit would fall afresh on the Conference and lead the decision-making of the body so that the will of Almighty God is done.  And we must pray that God is glorified in all that is accomplished there.
If you would like more information on the upcoming General Conference, click here.  Also available is a list of all those who will be representing us from the North Carolina Annual Conference.  I encourage you to print out their names and lift them individually in prayer each day.
Thank you,
Pastor Ross   
Last Published: February 6, 2019 2:48 PM
Empowered by Extend, a church software solution from