New leader named at Church and Society
Susan Henry-Crowe of Emory University will succeed James E. Winkler as chief executive of Church and Society agency.
Churches beware: Liability insurance a must
The reality is that congregations must be prepared for lawsuits; having the right insurance is the first step.
White privilege and Trayvon Martin
Bishop Thomas J. Bickerton says our experiences are not the same; we must think before we speak about any case involving potential racism.
After Trayvon Martin, a way forward
Commission on Religion and Race asks “people of faith to model ways different from the world’s way of division and violence.”
Want to attract young adults to church?
“We need to let God break our heart for the next generation." Read the top ways congregations can be more welcoming to young people.
Methodists salute Mandela
July 18 is Nelson Mandela’s birthday. Deep spiritual roots, lifelong Methodist ties helped make South African icon a symbol for justice.
Honest talk needed after Trayvon Martin case
Kwasi Kena challenges churches to have open conversations about the role of race “in matters of morality, justice, sanctity of life.”
Affordable, web-based tools aid ministry
Does your church have limited resources for its online presence? Take advantage of free or low-cost programs for newsletters, events and more.
Reach potential visitors via social media
Even if you have a website, social media can be a great way to help newcomers find you and be more visible in your community.
What Trayvon Martin case means for us
United Methodists respond to verdict. “How we move forward will be determined by our willingness to show up and announce justice.”
Zimmerman verdict a ‘teachable moment’
Bishop Ken Carter calls on United Methodists to make a difference in a fractured world and be “a visible sign of God’s peace, justice.”
Honor Nelson Mandela’s birthday, July 18
Faith communities and other organizations will celebrate the life, legacy and values of Nelson Mandela on July 18. Find out how to participate.
Faith and Mental Health
Read how United Methodists are addressing the issues of mental health through caring communities.“It’s time to remove the fear.”
Mental health: Clergy job often equals stress
Itinerancy, too little down time and even too many potlucks take their toll on spiritual leaders if they don’t focus on their own health.
New pastor lives homeless for a week
After God spoke to him in a dream, Willie Lyle lived on the street for five days. “Churches could learn a lot from the homeless and hungry.”
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