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Time to wade into the waves

Man wading in waves

Ten years ago the Heisler family spent time in the waves of Lake Michigan. Much has changed but individuals and congregations continue to ride the waves of change. “Put on your gear!”

Take time to live our mission

Time for mission

United Methodists have a mission statement but do they have the time and the understanding to take disciple-making and world-transforming seriously? Glenn Wagner says, “Yes!”

The blessings of life

Blessings of being Papa

Benton Heisler tells the story of a Saturday, with grandson Weston, filled with many blessings. “The beauty of our day centered on enjoying the relationship we have with each other.”

Kindness is the new evangelism

Girl with plate of cookies.

Simple acts of kindness can counter the cultural narrative of meanness and be a powerful way for the church to connect with others.

Faith is caught, not taught

Duck eating from outstretched hand

Each of us is a “source of blessing or a source of curse” says the director of World Methodist Evangelism.

Lay minister serves as golden oldies dj

Lay Minister and Disk Jockey, Tom Kinkead

Alamo UMC, a 96-member congregation in Texas, blesses its neighbors and wins them for Christ with a 24/7 radio broadcast.

Close a church, open a ministry

Grappling with decline, The Methodists in Britain looks to fresh expressions of being the church.

Fresh Expressions opens doors

The movement began in Great Britain then jumped the pond to the U.S. Now Fresh Expressions is coming to Michigan.

The first ten minutes

“Often the barrier to Christ isn’t spiritual—it’s us,” says pastor Carey Nieuwhof.

Believer in ‘three-ness’ … meet St. Patrick

Saturday, March 17 is Saint Patrick’s Day. Learn more about the legendary Irish priest.