Worship for Kids: August 25, 2013

By Carolyn C. Brown
From a Child's Point of View Old Testament: Jeremiah 1:4-10. The story of God's call to Jeremiah speaks pointedly to children at the beginning of a school year. With help from… read more

Worship Connection: August 25, 2013

By Nancy C. Townley
Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost COLOR: GreenSCRIPTURE READINGS: Jeremiah 1:4-10; Psalm 71:1-6; Hebrews 12:18-29; Luke 13:10-17 CALLS TO WORSHIP Call to Worship … read more

When Compassion Trumps Law

By Ryan Wilson
Luke 13:10-17 During Jesus’ day, the temple was still the main place for Jews to congregate and worship on important religious holidays; however, the synagogue was the… read more

Meeting Needs: Church Growth from the Korean American Perspective

By Sungho Lee
When I was in Korea, I experienced rapid growth of Christian churches regardless of their denominations. Conservative churches as well as liberal churches grew like crazy. Within… read more

U.S. Women and Racial-Ethnic Clergy: Increasing, but Still in Smaller Pulpits

By Felicia Howell LaBoy
The good news is that the number of women and racial-ethnic clergy in the U.S. United Methodist Church nearly doubled between 1997 and 2008. The challenge: Women are far less… read more

Reframing Church Vitality

By Bill Kemp
How do you ‘frame’ discussions concerning congregational vitality? What jargon, anecdotes, stereotypes, interpretation schemes, etc., do you use to explain why some… read more
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