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Church called to be safe space

People in a safe space

“The church should be inviting and safe for people to come as they are,” says Alan Whitley. Mental health and faith belong together.

Your plan or God’s plan?

Making a plan

As she graduates from college and prepares for the next phase of her journey, Madison Myers asks, “Do you believe there’s a plan for your life?”

Following Jesus is a journey

Journey of more than one way

Joseph Yoo was 23-years-old when he discovered, “My parents and family were all just road marks letting me know what God was attempting to do.” That was the awakening moment of his personal journey of faith.

Ten ways baseball is like church

Baseball diamon

“Most of us,” says Ryan Dunn, “are in a process of making sense of the mysteries of faith… and baseball.” Here are how the two compare.

Jesus proved every life is a ministry

Ministry opportunities around the world

James Kang, writing for Rethink Church, says now is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to embrace the idea that ministry can happen with “a congregation of one.”

5 practical tips for discernment

Consider these tips

Discovering your calling in life can be scary. Anna Eckelbarger Salas provides some tips that might make the process less intimidating. 

God is there in every sip

God comes in the morning

A memory from summer camp prompts Madison Myers to adopt a daily spiritual discipline. She invites God to be with her whenever she enjoys each hot cup of coffee.

At least show up

Showing up to dance is step one.

She wanted to give up. Then, as a freshman in high school, someone convinced Patricia that an important first step is to “at least show up.” Now she dances.

What’s the point of life?

Woman shrugging shoulders. The point?

Rethink Church affirms that questioning is a good thing. The point is, a good question can be worth a lot. Sometimes more than an answer.

Advent outreach tools from UMCOM

Boy with Nigerian nativity set

Advent is six weeks away. It’s not too late to order resources to reach out to your congregation and community during this 2018 holiday season.