Pastors say job security part of covenant
Clergy concerned ending guaranteed appointments may have chilling effect on ministry.
Those who suffered ‘imagine no malaria’
Bobbie Jones recalls being so delirious with fever from the deadly disease that a sister stood at her bedside crying, "Don't go."
Two couples, two choices
Some believe the decision about living together before marriage is a faith issue.
Churches mentor young marriages
Classes help couples “find what marriage really is and what it takes to make it work.”
Paper birds offer ‘flights’ of peace
One thousand cranes, many made from old magazines or maps, will remind worshippers to pray for peace.
Commission takes aim at clergy job guarantees
Guaranteed appointments called a “major factor contributing to mediocrity and ineffectiveness.”
Chile quake hits the poor hardest
UMCOR is helping the most vulnerable rebuild their homes and lives. “Houses of adobe did not withstand the quake.”
Peace grant helps inner-city youth
Chicago church is everything but a Sundays-only congregation.
Council settles Philippines’ dispute
Top courts decides which annual conference was valid.
Medical Care in Dindi
Volunteer shares story of clinic where at one time only 1 baby in 15 survived. Now only 1 in 15 dies.
For campus ministry, summer is a 'blessing'
Like their students, campus ministers use the summer to recharge.
Generous God vs. cheap church
Free coffee and donuts one way a congregation can model generosity.
Cowboy Church lassos worshipers
People come by horseback, pony cart and pick-up truck from forty miles around to attend this unique service.
Heritage Sunday recalls cry to ‘build two a day’
In the late 1800s, the Methodists built a new church every day and hoped to double that.
Hauerwas, theologian, shares his life
Interview touches on provocative themes in the theologian’s new memoir: “I had not come to the study of theology to play around.”
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