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Spiritual Gifts

Every child of God is filled with the power of the Holy Spirit, specially gifted to play a unique and valued role in the body of Christ.

The foundation of Christian living is faith in Christ. Faith is the central loyalty that gives purpose and direction to our lives. Christian faith is grounding our lives in the living God as revealed especially in Jesus the Christ.

Faith does not happen overnight, but rather is a journey. From birth to death we’re growing in faith. There are ups and downs — and sometimes long flat stretches where we seem to be stalled in our journey. But little by little, most of us deepen our relationship with God. Learn more»

In this section you'll find stories to inspire, practices to deepen your spiritual life, and resources to sustain you on your journey of growing and deepening faith. 

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Three family Bibles were found in Stephanie Hope's flooded home in Louisiana. Photo courtesy of Stephanie Hope.

Three family Bibles bring a flood of emotion

Stephanie Hope lost her home and all its contents in Louisiana's flood, but her strongest feelings came when she saw her most treasured books. Read More

Worshipers at Easter fill Glenn Memorial United Methodist Church in Atlanta where attendance has been on a steady rise. Photo by Joseph McBrayer.

A faux pas in the pew: What to do?

We all want to see more people in church, so what are the best ways to be welcoming and patient year-round? 'Ask Amy' advice columnist has tips. Read More

Ken Carter is resident bishop of the Florida Conference of The United Methodist Church. Photo courtesy of Bishop Ken Carter.

Why We Need Evangelicals: A United Methodist Perspective

Bishop writes, “I cannot allow a beautiful, life-giving word, “evangelical,” to be marginalized, scorned, scapegoated or neglected.” Read More

Bill Murray portrays a TV weatherman who must learn to live from his heart every day in the enduring comedy

Why the best days are ordinary days

Faith calls us to live a Christian life every day, not only on Sundays, holy days or special occasions. Read More