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God and holy construction work

Road construction ahead

Last June, he and his wife moved into the parsonage in Lansing. It was several months before the road construction outside the house did not disrupt their lives. Pastor Robert Blanchard reflects.

Livin’ like Jesus in Buchanan

Ellen Bierlein, pastor of Buchanan First UMC

What’s it like to live and serve in a town that’s been named “The Nicest Place in America”? The Rev. Ellen Bierlein, the pastor of First United Methodist Church in Buchanan, reflects.

She works to keep God happy

Billie Jean Baker, woman of God

Her work on the streets of Dallas means life-or-death to those without shelter. The North Texas Conference recognized Bille Jean Baker’s service with God among the homeless with a Harry Denman Award.

Tips that increase online giving

Credit card used for online giving

Security, consistency, framing, and celebration are some key talking points for encouraging and increasing online giving says Pastor Jeremy Steele.

Celebrate your tapestry of faith

Girl remembers her family and faith

The Rev. Dr. Margie Crawford encourages us to remember our legacy. Take time to celebrate the members of your personal and faith family tree.

Courage to face our fears

Freedom from fears

The Rev. Glenn Wagner helps us understand fear in order to be better at coping with it. He says, ” … trusting God in all things can be a great help.” 

Pandemic-proof ways to say thanks

A congregation says thanks

An after-worship Sunday dinner, a handshake, or a hug are traditional ways to say, “Thanks, pastor.” Not possible right now. But here are some other ways to tell your leader you care.

Make change part of your church DNA

Change your DNA

The REACH Summit on Oct. 24 is the beginning of a year-long relationship of ongoing support through a REACH Network Group or coaching. Serious about change? Register now.

Get a snack and some rest

Man and dog get rest

From the beginning, when God blessed the seventh day, scripture tells us that rest is a good thing. Pastor Dillon Burns reflects on that topic in this video devotion.

8 ways to serve during a pandemic

Serve with COVID care packages from Beverly Hills UMC

You can be a change agent in your community even during a pandemic. You can do some things at home or put on a mask, keep a healthy distance, and go out and serve.