Repent, Pray, and Stand for the UMC

No matter your position of influence in the United Methodist Church, your hope in Christ is needed now.

#UMCPray = Hope

“Prayer is where the action is.” – John Wesley

The UMC Crisis is Winnable

God’s preferred future for the church is not one when one faction merely overpowers another, but it’s the surprises He works when enough leaders faithfully stand for His interests in their positions.

The Stakes are Too High to Tolerate Defeat

Merely leaving the UMC to protect your own fiefdom only punts the necessary conflict later when you are in a weaker position. The progressive spirit will not tolerate any outcome less than the annihilation of the historic Christian faith in the public square.

Jesus is the Way Forward

The way forward for the UMC is not an option, a commission, or a vote. The answers to these strategic questions come only after we have stood and fought on the foundation of prayer.

More From the Blog

Response to Jeffrey Warren’s Speech at the 2019 General Conference

Jesus accepts you and loves you just as you are. You won’t stay the same in His presence, but He loves everyone right where they are. Read Romans 5:6. The question for the whole world riled up about LGBTQ is not whether Jesus accepts you for who you are, but whether you accept Him for who He is.

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Today I Skipped the WCA’s Unashamed Conference

Repent, Pray, and Stand for the UMC No matter your position of influence in the United Methodist Church, your hope in Christ is needed now. Today the Wesley Covenant Association's Unashamed conference was held. As the watering hole of the fractured,...

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What UMC Leaders Aren’t Saying

Repent, Pray, and Stand for the UMC No matter your position of influence in the United Methodist Church, your hope in Christ is needed now. There is a "conversation" about the future of the United Methodist Church - as there should be, considering the...

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What Does it Take for God to Muster You?

We think that so long as the battles for our own souls are won, we can leave everyone else to God’s hands. But God has called His church to lay down our lives for those who don’t know Him yet. If our lives are truly secure as we say we believe they are, we can give up comforts and even our lives here on Earth so that others can come to God for themselves. That’s love.

We must be mustered. God must accomplish something different in each of us to know there is a war and to be called to enlist. Have you heard from God what is the next act of obedience He needs to finish this process in you?

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The UMC Must Initiate Open Warfare: A Warning

The Lord and His people will win the war in the end. But the sooner there is open warfare between light and darkness, the better the battle will go for the light.

“Open war is upon you, whether you would risk it or not.” – Aragorn, Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

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Something Profound in Our Generation

Evangelism can seem canned and mechanical, Schaeffer said, like a sales pitch. But when evangelism is pursued as part of a larger whole, as a part of something beautiful, it will be convincing, even captivating. What then is that larger whole, embodied in a beautiful church? Two contents and two realities, he proposed.

“When there are the two contents and the two realities, we will begin to see something profound happen in our generation.”

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Quick List: This is What Repentance Looks Like

A salvific response to the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the crisis of the church in our day demands a verbal declaration of the following principles from all of us leaders at all levels, whether privately with accountability and/or publicly with culpability, as the Spirit leads… [Application of declarations made from 1 and 2 Peter]

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Faithful Standers and Failing Strategizers

It is God’s role to strategize, and our part to stand. The current leadership landscape in the UMC is full of “traditionalist” fruitless strategizers and “progressive” faithful standers. When people stand, unified and persistent enough, in increasing numbers, they can achieve outcomes for good or evil they never thought possible, and it was always wrought by events and timing neither side predicted. Our duty is not to own the exhausting politics of wrestling for human dominion, but to each individually and together corporately stand up for the Lord’s interests as the Holy Spirit leads.

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Connections

I am Seeking

The following opportunities are helpful for real and current efforts right now to change lives.

If you know a servant of God with a heart for or active engagement with any of the following, please let me know, and I will report back how the referral resulted.

South Sudan & Uganda

Individuals & Orgs with a heart for the people of these two nations and Darfur, for Muslim evangelism, for suppressing the occult, or for ending civil war.

Funders & Senders

Individuals & Orgs seeking access to reputable ministers on the front lines of geographic and cultural battlegrounds. Get linked to leaders of Kingdom investments.

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Motion Graphic Artist

An individual willing to partner to produce some compelling messages that need to be shared online pronto.

Personal Assistant/Data Intern

Individuals & Orgs aware of a person with the calling and capacity to help my wife and I in a helps ministry supporting a variety of causes on God's heart.

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Prophetic Painters & Illustrators

There is a gap in current creation of genuine visual representation of what the Holy Spirit is showing the church, and this gift needs to be supported for upcoming works. 

Organization Builders

Individuals & Orgs with a capacity to organize people, systems, and resources around a Kingdom vision.

Filmmaking & Visual Storytelling

Individuals & Orgs who are engaged in producing quality works of visual storytelling art by the power of God. These artists need funding, connections, prayer, and promotion.

UMC History Experts

Individuals willing to answer questions and point to resources to ensure accurate assertions about United Methodist Church history.

Card Game Production

Individuals & Orgs with abilities or experience producing trading card games or collectible card games.

Systems Recommendations

Individuals & Orgs with solid recommendations of current software or workflows so I don't have to reinvent wheels on... 1) online photo libraries, 2) keeping data synced off Google, etc.

Prayer Movements

Individuals & Orgs with abilities or experience increasing prayerfulness among believers and unifying cities through interdenominational prayer.

Discipleship

Individuals & Orgs who understand that the fundamental answer to political and social issues today is a need for developing strong leaders called to reform institutions.

Please choose your way to follow:

Connector     Thinker     Helper     Jared Buswell

7380 S Olympia Ave, #306

Tulsa, OK, United States of America

hello@jaredbuswell.com

918-770-9929