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 […]

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 […]

The Plight of Displaced Christians

We read about persecuted Christians and see horrible images in the media.  Have you ever asked, “What can I do about it?”  Jessi Emmert shares a story in Good News Magazine about one woman, Juliana Taimoorazy who did do something, and you can too. To learn more about Taimoorazy’s work with the Iraqi Christian Relief Council and to get involved with helping Middle Eastern Christians, visit www.iraqichristianrelief.org. The Plight of Displaced Christians April 28, 2015 By Jessi Emmert “I lived in Germany during the Nazi holocaust. I considered myself a Christian. I have attended church since I was a small […]

New in May 2015 – Springing Forward

New in May 2015 – Springing Forward Easter Sunday is always glorious, however, for me, I must say it was especially so this year. Singing “Christ the Lord is Risen Today” is always moving. This Easter we sang it surrounded by family and friends in a large beautiful sanctuary with a full choir, pipe organ with a brass and percussion ensemble. I believe the majesty of that moment will remain with me for quite some time. Now, we are moving toward Pentecost when the work of the Holy Spirit was truly astounding. But we should not over look the time […]