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Out of the mouths of babes

Children listening during vacation Bible school

Rev. Margie Crawford encourages us to listen to the words of children in how they see the world and describe their faith.

‘Where are you from?’

Tree on a farm

Sondra Willobee believes our answer to “Where are you from?” deepens over time as we consider the family ties and the lands that have shaped us.

Join the Enneagram journey

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Do you know which personality type you are? This fall, join a lay/pastor duo on an 8-week guided trip through the Enneagram on Zoom.

Webinar introduces Safer Sanctuaries

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How frequently do you evaluate your church’s Safe Sanctuaries policy? Learn from the writers of a forthcoming resource to be published by The Upper Room by participating in an upcoming… Continue Reading Webinar introduces Safer Sanctuaries

Laity supporting clergy

Laity and clergy benefit one another in shared ministry and there are key ways laity and clergy can better partner together.

‘Listen to your life’

Frederick Buechner

Frederick Buechner’s writings nurtured a whole generation of preachers and writers, including many United Methodists, by his creative and careful use of words in communicating the precious gifts of life.

Youth ministry workshops to equip leaders

Small group of youth

The Timothy Circle and Perkins School of Theology Office of External Programs sponsors a series of six free, online workshops to help congregations improve ministry with youth, ages 14-24.

Mediation skills events planned

Mediation written on scrap of paper

Several events and workshops helping leaders deal with conflict in the church setting are planned for this fall, winter, and next spring.

Hybrid meetings are inclusive

Offering hybrid meetings allows churches to include as many people as possible, and here are some tips on how to run effective meetings and allow people to connect as they… Continue Reading Hybrid meetings are inclusive

Grants strengthen ethnic local churches

Youth from French UMC in Detroit during Youth for Christ Day.

Grants up to $10,000 are available from Discipleship Ministries to support the ethnic local church, and the deadline for applying is September 10, 2022.

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