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Multi-ethnic dialogue: listen first

multi-ethnic church holds baptism in Ohio

Multi-ethnic communication begins by actively listening to the different voices and experiences in your church and community.

Let’s organize a search party

We must search for the lost sheep

The church, says Lay Leader Anne Soles, must make an intentional search for those “not there” as churches use electronic outreach during the pandemic. What other tools must we use?

Fresh Expressions ‘on their turf’

Fresh Expressions Dinner Church

It started in England and now is at work in the U.S. Fresh Expressions “takes the church Jesus loves closer to where the people Jesus loves actually are.”

US-2s share love in Kalamazoo

US 2 Emily Burns on the grow in Kalamazoo

The first of two features introducing six Global Mission Fellows working in Michigan ministry settings. Meet the US-2s of Kalamazoo.

Summer UMVIM not just for kids!

UMVIM Jeanette Harris with lunch mates

The UMVIM placement may be Costa Rica or Detroit or a site near or far away. Jeanette Harris encourages persons of all ages to be in mission as ambassadors of the UMC.

Craving connections in The UMC

Serving Communion

In this month’s blog,  Drinking the Cup, the Rev. John Boley speaks about a series of personal encounters made possible by decades-long connections in The United Methodist Church.

Relationships help overcome addiction

Pastor shaking a man's hand.

Relationships heal. That’s the focus of this second article in a series about WV churches dealing with the opioid crisis.

Traps for clergy on the move

In a few short weeks pastors and congregations will be starting their new relationships together.

Resources equip for engagement

Two new books help United Methodists engage with God’s world and with their communities.

Can Facebook replace church?

It’s time for the church to “put our focus back on what matters most — Jesus and relationships.”