Entries by Renew Network

“The Adventure of Surrender”

“The Adventure of Surrender” was written by long time friend of Renew, Marilyn Anderes. Many of our supporters will remember Marilyn’s column in Good News Magazine. This book teaches the reader how to let go and let God – in a word Surrender – through the words of Jesus found in John 15. See Jesus’ teaching on abiding in the vine in a new light; learn the key to a fruitful life; and deepen your knowledge of the fruit of the Spirit. This book may be ordered by contacting Renew Network.

Ascending the Mountain – 30 Day Devotional Challenge

Ascending the Mountain – 30 Day Devotional Challenge by Rev. Madeline Carrasco Henners Get ready for a journey of excitement, surrender, and learning to hear God’s voice. This devotional challenge includes exercises, Scripture, journal space, and teachings from amazing sons and daughters of God. Learn to love God with all your heart, soul, mind and strength and deepen your relationship with Him. Teachings are included from: James & Michal Ann Goll, Rolland & Heidi Baker, Brother Lawrence, Henri Nouwen, Richard Foster, John Wesley, Leif Hetland, A. W. Tozer, C. S. Lewis and more! This resource may be purchased on Amazon Books […]

Namesake: When God Rewrites Your Story

About the Author Jessica LaGrone is Dean of the Chapel at Asbury Theological Seminary and an acclaimed pastor, teacher, author, and speaker who enjoys leading retreats and events at churches throughout the United States. She is the author of many Bible studies including Namesake: When God Rewrites Your Story, and Broken and Blessed: How God Changed the World Through One Imperfect Family. She and her husband, Jim, have two young children.  

Making Your Quiet Time a Sabbath Unto the Lord

The Jews have a word for rest: SABBATH. God commands us in Ex. 20:8 – 11: “Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days shall you labor and do all your work, But the seventh day is a sabbath day of the LORD your God; in it you shall not work…. For in six days the LORD made the heavens and the earth, the sea and all that is in them, and rested on the seventh day; therefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day and made it holy.” For the Jews, sabbath was and is a pulling away […]

HOW BIG IS OUR GOD? GENESIS – In the Beginning, God….

HOW BIG IS OUR GOD? GENESIS – In the Beginning, God….  Compiled by Marion Griffin One of my favorite ways to start the day is by reading a Psalm from the Bible. These songs of the Bible remind me of who God is, His greatness, and His special care for us. Psalm 19 tells us: The heavens declare the glory of God, the skies proclaim the work of His hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they display knowledge. There is no speech or language where their voice is not heard. Their voice goes out into […]

A BRIEF HISTORY AND ACCOUNT OF THE RENEW NETWORK by Faye Short     

A BRIEF HISTORY AND ACCOUNT OF THE RENEW NETWORK                                             Prepared by Faye Short                                                                     FORERUNNERS OF THE RENEW NETWORK The Women’s division had been fully penetrated by the radical feminism that swept the country and entered mainline churches by the late 1960s and 70s. Radical theology and liberal political and social concepts had invaded UMW resources prepared by the staff of the Women’s Division. Evangelical women and men recognized this early on. As a local UMW president in the late 70s, I found the content of UMW program resources appalling. The first group of evangelical women to publicly “take on” […]

Fall Newsletter

Renew: A Women’s Ministry Network for United Methodists www.renewnetwork.org 832.381.0331 October 14, 2015 Dear Renew Network, After my last letter to the network, a woman wrote to me to say, “Thank you for standing on God’s truth and not being swayed by those who scream the loudest.” She went on to say that it must grieve the Lord that the United Methodist Church was even considering changing its biblical teaching on marriage. Indeed the voices within the church are loud calling for the church to follow the culture and change its teaching on marriage and human sexuality. This summer I […]

Women’s Ministry Survey

This survey has been used by churches to reach out to women in their congregation and their community in order to provide ministry that is Christ-centered, biblically based, and relevant to women’s lives today.  If your women’s ministry is looking to offer a program that will provide opportunity for spiritual growth and meaningful mission projects, this survey will help you target the specific needs of your group. Women’s Ministry Survey Please take a few moments to answer these questions concerning women’s ministry at our church. Women’s ministry is about encouraging, enabling, and equipping women for the purpose of developing a […]

Encounter series by Carolyn Moore

About the Author Carolyn Moore, an evangelist, church planter and disciple-maker, is the founding pastor of Mosaic United Methodist Church in Augusta, Georgia. She is an ordained elder in the North Georgia Conference of the United Methodist Church and received a Master of Divinity degree from Asbury Theological Seminary.   ‘Encounter Jesus’ looks like a devotional book. Those who begin this eight-week study, however, will find that it’s anything but.  Instead, it is an active journey of discovery, one that asks participants to, among other things, journal, sing, gather stones and create a timeline.  The purpose of the study and […]