God is at work through the Lead Team

Welcome to the web page of the Potomac Highlands District of the United Methodist Church Lead Team’s “Potomac Highlands District: Resources for Mission.” Grace and peace to you.

This site is meant to be a resource for you as a church leader and for your church or charge. You’ll find resources that may help you:

+ Develop a prayer ministry,
+ Develop or enhance ministries of invitation and hospitality,
+ Find resources that can help you help others come to faith in Christ,
+ Develop discipleship groups and develop intentional discipleship processes,
+ Find resources to help you engage in mission,
+ Find resources to help your congregation grow in stewardship and generosity,
+ Find resources to aid in conflict transformation,
+ You’ll even find resources to help you find resources,
+ And resources to help you develop as a leader.

Blessings upon you as you follow the leading of the Spirit and join God in a good and holy work. Please share this website and all the wonderful resources it contains!

This Potomac Highlands District: Resources for Mission Lead Team website¬† is a part of the Potomac Highlands District of the UMC main website at https://phdumc.org/. Just go to the Home Page and click on the heading “Resources” and in drop-down menu, click¬† “Potomac Highlands District: Resources for Mission” to bring up this Lead Team Website.

Transformed Hearts and Habits of Disciple-Making Leaders

To make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world the leaders, pastors, and churches in the Potomac Highlands District will need to be transformed in heart and habit by the Holy Spirit.

Leaders and congregations who have a heart for the souls of people, reflecting the love of God revealed in Christ, make disciples. Leaders and congregations with hearts for the souls of people pray for their neighbors, pray for the least, the last, the lost, and the lonely.

Leaders, lay and clergy, who energetically help congregations reach out to, invite, welcome, and follow up with potential disciples, indeed, make disciples. All of these elements add up to a ministry of HOSPITALITY.

Lives are transformed when leaders, lay and clergy, provide contexts where folks are OFFERED a relationship with God, through Christ; contexts where folks can place their faith in Christ.

When leaders, clergy and laity, come along side of new disciples and help them to serve, to pray, to learn the scriptures, to be fed at the Table of Holy Communion, to fast, and to be in fellowship with other disciples, discipleship is deepened and people find their God-given PURPOSE.

When leaders, lay and clergy, enthusiastically EXPECT missional involvement and generous stewardship of time, talent, and treasure from members/disciples the world is transformed.

When leaders, lay and clergy, work at transforming conflict through Spirit-inspired biblical principles, congregations, and the witness of those congregations to the community, can be transformed.

When the goal of leaders and churches becomes sending disciples into ministry we make full-blown disciples of Jesus Christ.

Making disciples that transform the world requires leaders who, themselves, have transformed hearts and habits.