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Reports Rundown

By Circuit Rider
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 … read more

Facts and Trends

By Circuit Rider
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… read more

Sermon Starter: Palm/Passion Sunday

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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… read more

Sermon Starter: Pentecost

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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… read more

Building Young People's Character in Basketball and in Life

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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… read more

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

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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… read more
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