Category Archives: General Conference 2016

The Prayer Bead Journey: From General to Jurisdictional Conferences

Y’all. Earlier this year, The Upper Room and the Prayer Ministry Team of General Conference 2016 asked us to coordinate the making of 2,000 prayer strands for the delegates, bishops, and staff of General Conference. We asked you to help. And what happened? You placed orders for enough kits to make 4,000 – 5,000 prayer… Continue Reading

From General to Jurisdictional Conferences, or How Methodists Love the Prayer Beads!

There’s been a bit of radio silence on my end. This is both because General Conference was intense on many levels, but also because I had to run back and finish the draft for my next book, which I turned in just last week (woo hoo!). Since then I’ve been working to get caught up… Continue Reading

Prayer Beads at UMC General Conference 2016: And So It Begins

I arrived yesterday in Portland, Oregon, which was no small thing. I had forgotten that it takes ALL DAY to travel from the east coast to the west! On top of that, one leg of my flight was delayed, and when I finally arrived after a twelve hour journey I learned there was a snafu with… Continue Reading

General Conference 2016 Prayer Strands: The Bead Mayhem Update

It is like prayer bead Christmas around here! Everyday I receive several packages full of prayer strands. They come from all over the country, big cities and small towns. They represent large congregations, intimate Bible study groups, women’s and men’s ministries, and even individuals who want to be part of this global effort. Some of… Continue Reading