Rural Riches: Scenes from a Dakota Parish
A pastor and congregants share concerns. “A lot of hope would be gone if the local church was gone.”
Saving Bowbells: Churches keep hope alive
Congregations stand with their communities in a struggle for survival and revival.
Black clergy address unique concerns
At convocation, pastors discussed the times when, like Elijah, they felt like hiding in a cave.
Reclaiming lay leadership key to revival
Making faithful disciples more important than creating an empire, scholars say.
Church court takes up membership, marriage
The Judicial Council again faces a request to reverse a ruling allowing a pastor to bar a gay man from joining his congregation.
Good, glean fun helps hungry
Volunteers from Gold Canyon UMC pick about 48 tons of excess fruit every season for local agencies and food banks.
University Senate okays online education
Seminarians seeking ordination may now complete up to two-thirds of their classes online at an approved school.
Higher Education announces top exec nominee
The Rev. Dr. Kim Cape has been nominated as head of the agency. At the Southwest Texas Annual Conference, she helped recruit and train pastors.
Churches cut utility costs, care for earth
Congregations invest in the future with building updates. “People have been taking more pride in our building, and they want to do more.”
Conference gives $500,000 to fight malaria
Baltimore-Washington members funded a Zimbabwe dorm, and pledged $2 million for Imagine No Malaria. “We are called to transform the world.”
Bishop Edwards, mission leader, dies
Edwards oversaw the North Carolina Conference and led the effort to establish a seminary in Russia. He was 71.
Tucson events can be a 'watershed moment'
After the shootings, politicians everywhere are calling for an end to incivility in politics. We must learn to disagree in healthy ways.
Church leaders applaud Cuba travel changes
Obama Administration says it will loosen restrictions for religious groups.
More than rubble: Haiti displays touch hearts
Containers made the devastation concrete. "It's really remarkable, the amount of debris still there, and people are living in the midst of it."
Webcast helps pastor build online church
Maryland ministry reaches out to busy seekers with five-minute sermons.
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