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The Vital Connection: Episode four - Using Social Media to reach people for Jesus

In this 4th episode of the Vital Connection, Jason Smith, creative director for Embrace Church in Sioux Falls, SD, provides some insights about how social media can be a powerful tool in reaching people for Jesus.
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DAKYOUTH 2017 bring 235 together from the Dakotas

The weekend of Nov. 10-12, 2017, over 235 middle and high school youth and their leaders gathered in Aberdeen, SD for the annual statewide DakYouth event. The spirit of enthusiasm filled the gathering as youth reconnected with old friends and made new connections from all over the Dakotas Conference of the United Methodist Church.
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Connecting across the globe: Rebecca's Random Thoughts

A few weeks ago, Steve and I had the opportunity to journey to the other side of the globe. I (Rebecca) am a member the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry (GBHEM) and this spring we held our board meeting in conjunction with the 25th anniversary celebration of Africa University (AU). Africa University was founded by the United Methodist Church 25 years ago in the country of Zimbabwe. It is a Pan-African Institution designed to reach students from across the continent, provide them with quality education as well as strong United Methodist values and ethics, in order to positively impact the continent of Africa and the entire world. The experience was phenomenal and we learned and observed many things.
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A Message from the Bishop

Today, I grieve the horrific violence of the shooting at First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas. In this small community, at least 26 people died and 20 others are injured. In the United States, we have assumed safety and comfort as Christians. It is unimaginable to think that going to church could be dangerous.
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