Testimonies

About Aldersgate Renewal Ministries:

"I have been associated with Aldersgate Renewal Ministries since 1980 when I attended my first Aldersgate Conference. ARM continues to be an integral part of my spiritual life and professional development. I have a deep appreciation for their ministry and gladly commend it to the whole Church."

Rev. Steve Breon
First UMC, Joplin, Missouri

 

"ARM is one of the dynamic ways God is presently revitalizing the UMC. Through its ministries thousands have been drawn closer to God, found renewal in the Spirit, and been empowered for faithful and effective ministry. I am grateful to God for all that ARM has meant to our denomination."

Dr. Hal Knight
Professor of Wesleyan Studies, Saint Paul School of Theology

 

"The words of God's Spirit are blowing in creative and renewing ways in the United Methodist movement. ARM is one of the wonderful channels for the transformation of congregations through resources, such as the Lay Witness Missions. I am grateful for all the ways they serve Christ, our church and world."

Bishop Peter D. Weaver
Boston Area, Council of Bishops President

 

About Minister & Spouse Retreat:

"Recently my wife and I attended a clergy spouse conference sponsored by ARM. We were both refreshed and inspired by the sessions, speakers and the positive interaction between clergy and their spouses. I'm so thankful for the staff. I applaud the good efforts of ARM and endorse their good work."

Rev. Garry Masterson 
Hardy Memorial UMC, Texarkana, Texas

 

"Last Fall, (2001) when I was very close to a professional 'burn-out,' my wife and I attended the ARM Pastors' and Spouses' Retreat in Nashville. In addition to great worship and superb teaching, I received a fresh wind that has empowered my ministry and enlivened my church! I might well be leaving the ministry now had it not been for the anointed ministries of Aldersgate."

Rev. Glen Haworth
Chino UMC, Chino, California

 

"During the first week of April 2002, my wife Sue and I attended a Pastor and Spouse Retreat at the ARC in Goodlettsville. When we arrived we were both tired and stressed out from the demands of ministry. My wife and I each came away encouraged and incredibly refreshed. I am now experiencing a joy that is more vibrant and enduring than I have ever known before. I feel like I am now ministering out of the overflow of God's Spirit."

Pastor David Dow

 

"Pastors burn out for a number of reasons but one of the most important is lack of fellowship and accountability. This program is designed to meet that need."

Robert G. Tuttle, Jr., Ph. D.
Professor, Asbury Theological Seminary

 

Aldersgate Annual Conference

"We attended this event to deepen our spiritual lives and to ask God to show us where he wanted us to serve in our new church.  We both came away from the conference with the same discernment of what we had prayed about, that God wanted us to work with the Youth at our new church."

Karl and Paula McKinnon
Gastonia, NC

 

"Saturday night, the keynote speaker spoke of Christ wanting to enter the church, that really tore at my heart and soul.  It was during worship & the sermon that the Holy Spirit filled an emptiness in my heart and it was then that I totally sold out to God, everything, anything, and all things are His. My life was totally changed to the better, and I'm still on fire for God, and remain on fire, because now I know who rules my life - AWESOME!!!!

Rev. Andrew Coward
Climax, NC

 

"Greetings in the name of Lord and Savior Jesus the Christ, Aldersgate 09 was truly heart & eye opening experience for me and my wife.  I felt the power of the Holy Spirit rain down on me, & fill me with power that I never expected. It is true that God works in mysterious ways, and he did.  I felt as though I had experienced a little heaven with the worship, and word, what can I say, Rudy started it off for me, by challenging me to get out side the box of Christianity, to live on the edge, to be a disciple of Christ.  Then Scott finished me off with his sermon, in that why is Christ on the outside of the church knocking to get in? I have listened to this sermon and have let church groups listen to it.  It's time to get off our duffs in the pews and go to work.  Nobody said being a disciple of Christ was easy.  I'm still on fire and will continue to be on fire for God.  I'll see ya at Aldersgate10 in Charleston, WV

Andrew & Susan Coward

 

Methodist School for Supernatural Ministry

"The subject matter touched me exactly where I am at.  I especially appreciated the emphasis on Scripture and the balance between Scripture and experience."  

"The MSSM was the best!!  I felt like I was enjoying a meal of lobster!  It will be hard to go back home to teachings that equal potato chips."

"God touched and healed me in worship several times.  He healed me of many situations in my past and brought comfort to me as well.  I had an inner healing prayer concerning my conception and birth and God touched me and loved me.  He wanted me and chose me intentionally."

 

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