LEAD 2023 Registration and Speaker Application Open Now!
UMC LEAD is excited to announce that registration for the LEAD 2023 Conference in Asheville is now live!
Say something. Say it loud and brave. Say it even though your voice shakes. Say it even though you feel like you’re pushing too far.
I Need the Church to Fight for Me
This year I have had to ask myself, “Who will speak for me?”
What is Poetry For?
How often do we allow ourselves the flexibility of thought and the risk of imagination to see our call to serve Christ and the world from a different perspective?
Giving Up The Ghost, Part III: Holy Spirit
By Kenneth Pruitt
At Pentecost, the Spirit powerfully showed us that she can unite us in God and yet respect our differences.
Welcome to the New UMC LEAD
By Brandon Lazarus
We want to share and to hear stories of hope within and beyond the United Methodist Church. We are a people of resurrection and we hope UMC LEAD can be a place that reflects that.
How a Construction Crane Helped Me Understand Church
By Gabe Horton
In a lot of ways, a fully constructed crane is as mysterious to me as a successful organization, whether it be a vital church in action, a thriving new small business, or a grassroots movement that takes a city by storm.
Why I Am United Methodist: Timely Grace
By Brittany Sky
I stay a United Methodist, even when I see missed opportunities for sharing grace, because no other faith community has ever loved me this way—the way that Jesus taught about and the way that I am called to live out.
What Does the Church Need to Know? It Is Time to Represent!
By Rev. Angela Ravin-Anderson
When we examine the world around us, what is relevant has not changed a whole lot since the days when Jesus walked the earth.
Broken Bread, Broken Body
By Hannah Adair Bonner
Something happens when we break bread. We see Christ more clearly. We see ourselves more clearly. We see others more clearly.