Meet the DLTs: Earl LaLone
November 19, 2019 / By Earl LaLone / 2 Comments
My name is Earl LaLone and I am the pastor of Depaulville and Clayton UMCs in the Northern Flow District. When our DS, the Rev. Mike Weeden asked me to part of the District Leadership Team, I was initially concerned about just how qualified I might be to even be a part of the team.
What I have found is that each member of our team has varied experiences, education, and hearts. Because of that, we all see the issues and influences of our churches, through a different set of eyes. If we as a team can embrace that diversity and help bring it to the forefront in our District, then we have a reason to be excited about our combined future.
I am blessed by our group; I am encouraged by their hearts; I am learning how to be more Christ-like as I see the world through the eyes of his servants. Together we have begun an Intentional Discipleship Plan training, we just launced, and was well-received. It has shown me that our DLT has importance, and just as importantly, has influence. May we stay focused on the goal of making disciples for Jesus Christ. Together, we are doing all we can to stay focused, eyes and hearts on Jesus, serving to grow the kingdom of God.