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  • God Restores The Broken Wednesday, April 13, 2022
    Rev. Karen Chraska shares her thoughts on God's restoration. God heals brokenness. Come celebrate the ultimate restoration with us this week for Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter . May a...
  • Restorative Time Alone Wednesday, April 6, 2022
    Denise Robinson shares her realization that restoration doesn't have to be work; it can simply be a time of rest: 2020 and 2021 were especially tough for me. I know what you’re think...
  • Stripping Your Paint Monday, April 4, 2022
    Rev. Doug Meyer thinks about his personal restoration compared to restoring furniture: A number of years ago I decided to tackle restoring an old piece of furniture. It was your basic 100 year...
  • Lessons Learned From the Garden Wednesday, March 30, 2022
    Alyssa Robinson shares what Laura Sennott taught her about God's restoration, using her garden as a teaching tool. I bought my first house in 2020. I was so proud and excited, and my family ...
  • 20 Years of Restoration Monday, March 28, 2022
    Bob Mersereau shares his story of restoration. It took 20 years to learn how to trust God and give up on anger and resentment, but when he did he found a bottomless well of peace and love. My wi...
  • A Vision of Restoration Tuesday, March 22, 2022
    Dana Phillips is in the midst of God's restoration , and it began with a vision: Jesus restores us in the middle of our failures, mistakes, hurts, and brokenness. Sometimes it is one step b...
  • Restoration in a Lonely Pew Tuesday, March 15, 2022
    Rev. Daniel Humbert shares how God's restoration can be a time of quiet support from a friend: I’m the youngest of four—three boys and a girl. There were roughly 3 years separa...
  • God Restores Hope Tuesday, March 8, 2022
    Van Weaver is our Butterfly Ministry Coordinator at Trietsch and today she shares her personal story of restoration : I met Nate in 2011. We went on a first date and instantly felt a connection...
  • How does God see me? Wednesday, February 16, 2022
    This month we are challenging ourselves to “See What God Sees” in other people. As Christ-followers, we are on a journey toward greater compassion, empathy, and love for all of God&rsquo...
  • Meaning Behind The Magnificat Thursday, December 9, 2021
    Rev. Karen Chraska shares why the Magnificat is so meaningful to her: Special songs signify special occasions: “Happy Birthday” at a birthday party, “The National Anthem&rdqu...
  • The Millennium in Revelation Sunday, November 21, 2021
    Revelation 20 refers to the millennium. Please see the below explanation of the 1000-year period mentioned in Revelation. Wnat to know more about the Book of Revelation? CLICK HERE to read Rev. D...
  • What We Believe About Revelation Tuesday, November 9, 2021
    Senior Pastor Rev. Daniel Humbert shares context around the Book of Revelation and how The United Methodist Church interprets this Scripture. For many, the mere mention of the Book of Revel...
  • The Four Views of Revelation Thursday, November 4, 2021
    In the Methodist tradition we believe that there are multiple ways to interpret Scripture, and Revelation is no exception. Rev. Daniel Humbert has outlined below four of the most popular understandin...
  • Messages & Symbols in Revelation Thursday, November 4, 2021
    Do you want to read the book of Revelation, but not sure where to start? Rev. Daniel Humbert compiled a list of symbols, messages, and the meaning behind each to help you get started. Looking fo...
  • Live Simply, Spark Generosity! Tuesday, October 26, 2021
    Alyssa Robinson shares where she is currently with her giving and how she wants to grow. You can learn more about living generously at TMUMC.ORG/pledge . In 2019 along with all the other Netfli...

Category: Spiritual Gifts

Spiritual Gift of Leadership

On Sunday, Pastor Daniel reminded us that God has summoned all of us to serve. We’re all called! But the ways in which we’re called are different for each person. God has given each of you a unique gift, passion, and ministry style to further the Kingdom. Take a moment to complete the Gifted to Serve Discovery to find your spot to serve. Some people are uniquely gifted to lead others into the future with gusto! Leadership is a valuable spiritual gift that helps propel all the... Read More
Posted by Alyssa Robinson at Thursday, October 10, 2019
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Spiritual Gift of Knowledge

Have you ever met someone who knows a little bit about everything? Or maybe they know a lot about everything! They are the kind of people who love doing research, learning about new topics, and would never give you half-truths or incomplete information. If so, you might know someone with the spiritual gift of knowledge. Knowledge is a spiritual gift because their deep attention to facts, process, and love of study challenges the church to function at a higher level. They build the Kingdom... Read More
Posted by Alyssa Robinson at Saturday, June 1, 2019
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Spiritual Gift of Tongues

Our next Gifted to Serve class is coming up on June 2 and you can sign up now at TMUMC.ORG/nextsteps . Don’t forget to take the Gifted to Serve Discovery before you go. The discovery will take 15 minutes and tells you your spiritual gift, ministry style, and helps you define your passions. In the class, we’ll help you combine all of that knowledge and help you find your spot to serve that will bring you joy. Today, let’s talk about the most unique and misunderstood... Read More
Posted by Alyssa Robinson at Thursday, May 16, 2019
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Spiritual Gift of Helping

Learn more about your unique giftedness from God and how to share that gift with others. Take 15 minutes to complete the  Gifted to Serve Discovery ! This will help you discover your spiritual gifts, your passions, and your ministry style in order to have a positive impact on others. Serving within your giftedness will help you to be more motivated, competent, and confident in your serving. There are certain people in every organization who are willing to do whatever is necessary... Read More
Posted by Alyssa Robinson at Tuesday, April 30, 2019
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Spiritual Gift of Healing

CLICK HERE to sign up for the next Gifted to Serve class and don’t forget to take the Gifted to Serve Discovery before you go. This is a one-time class for just one hour, and in this short time we’ll help you discover your gifts, ministry style, and passions. We’ll tell you about specific ways you can serve inside and outside of the church that matches your gifts. It’ll empower you and motivate you to build God’s kingdom. Have you ever heard a story... Read More
Posted by Alyssa Robinson at Thursday, April 4, 2019
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Spiritual Gift of Giving

CLICK HERE to sign up for our next Gifted to Serve class to better understand the gifts that God has given you. Take the 15 minute Gifted to Serve Discovery to immediately learn what your gifts are. Maybe your spiritual gift is giving! Did you know giving is a gift? It might sound silly, but it’s true. We all have the capability to give and God calls us each to offer what we have to serve the kingdom. However there, are some people who have a better understanding... Read More
Posted by Alyssa Robinson at Thursday, March 14, 2019
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Spiritual Gift of Faith

Gifted to Serve is a one-time, one-hour class that will help you discover your spiritual gifts and how you can use them in the church, in your community, and beyond! Take 15 minutes to complete the Gifted to Serve Discovery to learn your giftedness. God wants to use you to build the Kingdom in a way that brings you deep joy. Take the next step in your journey. Today, let's learn about the spiritual gift of faith. Your first reaction to this might be, "How can faith be a... Read More
Posted by Alyssa Robinson at Wednesday, February 27, 2019
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Skills and Gifts are Different

Dart West shares a devotion about discovering his spiritual gifts. CLICK HERE to take the Gifted to Serve Discovery to learn your gifts and ministry style! I was a people manager most of my working career. Because of that experience some people in the church thought I should be a part of lay leadership. I was on the board of trustees and then on the leadership board. Being a part of leadership, being "in the know" appealed to my easily inflated ego. I served in those capacities... Read More
Posted by Alyssa Robinson at Tuesday, February 12, 2019
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Spiritual Gift of Exhortation

Join us to learn about your gifts, ministry style, and passions so you feel empowered and equipped to serve God and others in a way that brings you joy! Take the Gifted to Serve Discovery in advance narrow down your spiritual gift in a 15 minute assessment. Every other week we’ve explored a different gift together, and today we’re focusing on exhortation. Exhortation is just a fancy word for encouragement. The dictionary definition of exhortation is, “an address or... Read More
Posted by Alyssa Robinson at Wednesday, January 23, 2019
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What's Your Ministry Style?

We believe that when you discover your giftedness, you are empowered and overjoyed to serve God's kingdom. But discovering your giftedness isn't just about your spiritual gift, it's also about your ministry style.  So let's focus a little on ministry styles today. If your spiritual gift is what God has given you, then your ministry style is how you use it. Just because two people have the same spiritual gift, that doesn't mean they'll use their gift the same... Read More
Posted by Alyssa Robinson at Wednesday, January 16, 2019
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Spiritual Gift of Evangelism

Every other week we’re taking a deep dive into one of the 20 spiritual gifts recognized by the Methodist church. Spiritual gifts are the super human abilities that God has given to you to help spread the love, grace, and glory of God’s kingdom. When you know your spiritual gifts, you are empowered to serve you neighbor in a way that suits your passion and purpose. Sign up for our Gifted to Serve class  to learn more about your gifts. Take the Gifted to Serve Discovery as... Read More
Posted by Alyssa Robinson at Thursday, December 27, 2018
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Spiritual Gift of Discernment

Spiritual Gifts aren’t just about how you serve others; they’re about how you explore your spirituality and live into your relationship with Jesus Christ. Our Gifted to Serve class will help you better understand your gifts, ministry style, and personal passions. You will leave this class feeling empowered and energized to live the life to which God is calling you. Sign up for the class at tmumc.org/nextsteps and take the Gifted to Serve Discovery to start the process. You... Read More
Posted by Alyssa Robinson at Wednesday, December 12, 2018
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