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Leaders of SpiritSpace and their families prepare sandwiches to hand out to homeless individuals. SpiritSpace is among the new church starts in Portland, Ore.,  bringing people into Christian community.  Photo courtesy of the Rev. Beth Ann Estock

To reach ‘nones,’ try experimental churches

Portland, the host of the 2016 General Conference, is on the leading edge of finding new ways to do church for people who do not like church. Read More

Words are listed as part of the RETHINKCHURCH.org photo challenge to ask how you perceive Lent. Image courtesy of Rethink Church, United Methodist Communications.

Rethink Church: Lenten Photo A Day Project

How do you see the word mighty or heal? Join the Rethink Church photo challenge and share with the online community how you perceive Lent. More

Beyond Bethlehem: Hope for Refugees this Christmas

Celebrate Jesus’ birthday in a way that truly honors him by focusing on the urgent, global refugee crisis. Use these resources for your congregation to urge them to give half the money they would spend to help refugees. More

2015 Advent Photo A Day

Are you a visual psalmist? Do you pray with your camera in your hand? Join Alive Now for this daily spiritual practice. Read More

Artwork for Rethink Church's Advent campaign,

Free Advent Resources

Rethink Church has door hangers, sermon starters, graphics and a video to help your church share the true meaning of Christmas. Read More

A 45-foot-high billboard in  Manhattan was erected in November 2001, just blocks from Ground Zero, to offer passersby encouragement from United Methodists. Photo by John C. Goodwin, United Methodist News Service.

Church agency uses modern media to share message of hope

After 9/11, and in other times, United Methodist Communications has made advertising a key way to spread the Good News. More

River church welcomes paddlers on the Nantahala River in western North Carolina. Video image by United Methodist Communications.

Blessings Flow at River Church

Olympic paddler-turned-pastor brings worship service to the waterside. "The river is our church. But it is nice to have someone to pray with there." View

River church welcomes paddlers on the Nantahala River in western North Carolina. Video image by United Methodist Communications.

Blessings Flow at River Church

'The river is our church. But it is nice to have someone to pray with there.' Olympic paddler-turned-pastor brings worship service to the waterside. View

Image of children in class from Rethink Church's Back-To-School Resources for 2015. Photo courtesy of Rethink Church.

Rethink your back-to-school resources!

Rethink Church has direct mail cards and free customized door hangers to help you reach out to your community with the message that “Church can happen anywhere.” Read More

Stronger Baltimore logo from Rethink Church campaign for Baltimore, Maryland, courtesy of United Methodist Communications.

Volunteer to help Baltimore ‘be stronger’

In the wake of violence and unrest in Baltimore, Rethink Church is transforming five churches into community centers and providing camp for children. Can you help? Read More

People helping each other is an example that 'Church can happen anywhere.' Photo courtesy of Rethink Church.

Church can happen anywhere

United Methodists think church doesn’t just happen on Sunday. We think church can happen anywhere. Share this message with sermon starters, invitations, videos and more. Read More

Chuck helps members of Park Grove Church to understand their purpose as a congregation.

The Committee: Our Purpose

Does your church understand its purpose in the community? Does it understand why it exists? Chuck helps the members of Park Grove Community Church to understand their "why". View

Glenda, Park Grove's choir director, has a plan for making worship more engaging.

The Committee: SUB-Committee: The List

In this mini episode, Glenda, Park Grove's Choir Director, has a plan! SUB-committee videos are just for fun, but with a tiny teaching element thrown in. View

Rethink Church encourages discussion of death penalty, justice

Series of articles looks at capital punishment, mass incarceration, mentoring and more, through the lens of the Social Principles and the transformative power of Christ. Read More

Chuck helps the members of Park Grove Community Church learn how not to be scared of evangelism.

The Committee: Evangelism

What's your church's relationship with the "E-Word"? Do people run when they hear it? Chuck helps the members of Park Grove Community Church learn how not to be scared of evangelism. View

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