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  1. Reports Rundown

    Article Reports Rundown

    Numerous study groups and task forces have been convened over the past four years to explore various aspects of the United Methodist Church and its ministries. These brief reports …

  2. Facts and Trends

    Article Facts and Trends

    Charts and graphs depicting the following statistics are available for download in PDF format at the bottom of this article: Average Worship Attendance, 1976-2009 Annual…

  3. Sermon Starter: Palm/Passion Sunday

    Article Sermon Starter: Palm/Passion Sunday

    Isaiah 50: 4-9a; Psalm 31:9-16; Philippians 2:5-11; Matthew 26:14-27:66 or Matthew 27:11-54 How quickly the crowds of Palm Sunday disappear. The loud “Hosannas” echo…

  4. Sermon Starter: Pentecost

    Article Sermon Starter: Pentecost

    Acts 2:1-21, Psalm 104:24-34, 35b, 1 Corinthians 12:3b-13, John 7:37-39The din of the crowd increases as students continue to file into the gymnasium. The band tunes and warms up…

  5. Building Young People's Character in Basketball and in Life

    Article Building Young People's Character in Basketball and in Life

    Two free throws awarded on a technical foul would usually come as a welcome opportunity in a tight game. During a non-conference basketball game last February between DeKalb…

  6. Pastors Develop their Leadership through Spiritual Growth, Research Finds: RESEARCH

    Article Pastors Develop their Leadership through Spiritual Growth, Research Finds: RESEARCH

    A recent survey reveals United Methodist clergy focus most of their leadership development efforts on their own personal spirituality. Asked how much time they spend each week on…

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Circuit Rider is a magazine for United Methodist clergy. Issues back to 2008 are available on Ministry Matters. For more information, including archives back to 2001, visit www.circuitrider.com.