WELCOME TO THE
315 CHARGE

The 315 Charge is in the South Georgia Conference of the United Methodist, U.S.A. This site is named for the fact that Georgia highway 315 connects two churches, Bigham Chapel and Cataula church UMC. Just added to our charge is the Hamilton UMC of Hamilton GA. They make an exciting new addition to our Charge. Please click on the church list to the left and check out what our charge is doing for our Lord Jesus Christ. Also follow our history page for the early history of Methodism in Georgia and in Harris County.

Also check out our Pastors page. Rev. Dan MacMinn, our pastor, has made many visits to the Holy Lands and has graduated from Asbury Theological Seminary. Because of his saving faith in Christ, his messages draws us nearer to our Savior Jesus Christ both in faith, witness, and works for His eternal glory.

A WORD OF OUR FOUNDER

"To candid, reasonable men, I am not afraid to lay open what have been the inmost thoughts of my heart. I have thought, I am a creature of a day, passing through life, as an arrow through the air. I am a spirit come from God, and returning to God: just hovering over the great gulf; till a few moments hence, I am no more seen! I drop into an unchangeable eternity! I want to know one thing, the way to heaven: how to land safe on that happy shore. God himself has condescended to teach the way; for this very end he came from heaven. He has written it down in a book! Oh, give me that book! At any price, give me the book of God! I have it: here is knowledge enough for me. Let me be homo unius libri: "A man of one book." Here then I am far from the busy ways of men. I sit down alone: only God is here. In his presence I open, I read this book; for this end, to find the way to heaven. Is there a doubt concerning the meaning of what I read? Does anything appear dark or intricate? I lift up my heart to the Father of lights. Lord, is it not your word, "If any man lack wisdom, let his ask of God"? You "give liberally and upbraid not." You have said, "If any be willing to do my will, he shall know." I am willing to do: let me know your will. I then search after, and consider parallel passages to scripture, "comparing spiritual things with spiritual." I meditate thereon, with all the attention and earnestness of which my mind is capable. If any doubt still remains, I consult those who are experienced in the things of God; and then, the writings whereby, being dead, they speak. And what I thus learn, that I teach."

Rev. John Wesley