Some accessibility issues are neglected. Here are ways to help people of all abilities become more active in your worship service.
Masks on and hearts open! A pandemic cannot stop persons from engaging in mission projects at home or at the church.
“There is nothing easy about this time,” says the Rev. Kathy Pittenger. Still, she remains hopeful as she offers families and leaders ideas and resources to take into the new school year.
Coach training and the Readiness to Launch network are two excellent online offerings from the conference office of Congregational Vibrancy. Sign up now!
Birmingham First United Methodist Church organized a telephone ministry as a way of connecting members and friends of the congregation during COVID-19.
Some older United Methodists avoid social media, making it challenging to keep them connected with the church. Other seniors have proven adaptable to technology during the pandemic.
Pastors and churches in Michigan have gone through months of learning new things. More help is available from the Office of Congregational Vibrancy.
The pews are empty and choirs sidelined. But musicians have kept their worship communities alive even while they can’t gather.
Allen Stanton says, “Rural churches are places where people ask serious questions, explore their faith and seek to live it out in meaningful ways.”
Multi-ethnic communication begins by actively listening to the different voices and experiences in your church and community.