It is with the strange mixture of emotions that often comes with transitions that I share I have been appointed to another church in the Oklahoma Conference. June 16th will be my last Sunday as the pastor of Cornerstone UMC in Oklahoma City, and on June 23rd I will be beginning a new appointment at… Continue reading Season of Transition
The black mark lays in the middle of the parking lot at the church I had previously served as pastor, the remnant of a tire peeling out. It’s not very big, but it will certainly be there for a long time. I never heard one remark, complaint, or cry about it, but it is unavoidably… Continue reading Tread Marks
By Pastor Chris Symes I recently read an online article written by a woman (let’s call her Heather) who found herself in a fight with her husband one afternoon. The article was describing the way that she and her spouse sorted out quarrels. Rather than scream and cuss and throw things at each other, this… Continue reading Be the Winner
Above the dry-erase board in Ms. Buntin's eighth-grade classroom in Taft Middle School are posted four statements: I didn't get it. I need more practice. I can do it. I can teach it. Obviously, these are displayed to give students who struggle with learning a pathway to tackle their math assignments. I like these. We… Continue reading Following Jesus with Ms. Buntin
By Pastor Chris Symes So, who's on your list? The question is not "what" is on your list? So, I'm not talking about a to-do list or a grocery list. Who is on your list? The "who" I'm talking about are those people in your circles who have not yet become followers of Jesus, those… Continue reading Who’s On Your List?
Who Do You Think Jesus Is? by Pastor Chris Symes "Who do you think Jesus is?" I asked the man sitting next to me whose Chevy Silverado I was driving. I met the man at our New Year's Eve game night at Cornerstone Sunday night at around 10. He wandered in from the brutal and… Continue reading Who do you think Jesus is?