Hispanic church offers model of growth
A Chicago-area congregation with lay missioner at helm has expanded from 12 to more than 120 in two years.
Pastors challenged by cross-racial appointment
Network of support created for clergy who may be racially or culturally different from their congregations.
Big church focuses on mission, not size
Kansas’ Church of the Resurrection is now 22. Adam Hamilton’s goal for its 15,000 members: to be known as a congregation that serves the poor.
How churches can help kids cope with evil
As young people struggle to process tragic events like shootings, local churches can offer “physical, emotional and spiritual comfort.”
Resources for Hispanic Heritage Month
September 15-October 15 is designated as Hispanic Heritage Month, giving local congregations the opportunity to celebrate the importance and contributions of the Hispanic culture.
Texas pastor’s journey began in Mexico
Eduardo Rivera mastered English, earned a Ph.D., gained U.S. citizenship, and ministered to migrants. Now he leads a large church in Abilene.
Wandabula calls funds issue ‘mud-slinging’
Wandabula responds to moves by two United Methodist agencies to withhold funds in East Africa Conference after audits.
Churches help four-legged friends
Pet food ministries provide means to care for faithful companions.
Final report: Church path ‘unsustainable’
The Interim Operations Team, in its final report, calls for bigger changes than what came out of the 2012 General Conference.
Oklahoman a ‘leader’ from young age
Her favorite scripture is, “Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young.” Read how 23-year-old is using her gifts to help children.
Finance agency asks for E. Africa funds cutoff
Agency’s board of directors also approves filing of formal complaint with College of Bishops against Bishop Wandabula.
Father, daughter finish seminary together
New location for school of theology enables students to stay close to jobs and family while pursuing call to the ministry.
3 young women = UMCOR's ‘triumvirate’
When there’s a disaster, disease or famine, these three women know they’ll be on the ground to help.
Judicial ruling sought on East Africa funds
Western PA Conference questions about use of mission funds in East Africa projects are part of controversy surrounding bishop’s actions.
Top award given for chaplain support
Crystal Springs (Miss.) UMC honored with Dept. of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award.
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