Community Focused Ministry

By Betsy Hall
Jay Voorhees is the pastor of Old Hickory United Methodist Church. Jay believes to be effective he needs to be involved in his community and believes you should too. You came to… read more

12 Steps of Christmas Recovery

By Jessica Miller Kelley, Betsy Hall
The Advent season is probably the single most stressful time of the year for church leaders. In addition to the overscheduling, the overspending, the forced merriment, the… read more

God: Man's Best Friend

By Ronnie McBrayer
My friends have a new dog. His name is Chowder. Chowder is a globe of fuzz and fun with one ear that points due north and another that falls like a floppy patch over his right… read more

Fifty Shades of Reality

By Shannon Ethridge
My friend Natalie was the first to alert me to the existence of the Fifty Shades of Grey fiction trilogy by E L James. Through a brief email she asked, “Have you seen this?… read more

The Gift Moms Really Need

By Tracey Bianchi
More than flowers or a card, what moms really need at Mother's Day and year-round is space to nurture themselves and friendships with other women. Ministry Matters recently… read more

Married Without Baggage

By Eddie and Tamara George
Baggage—all of us have it. We certainly do. A few people seem to travel light—women with maybe a handbag’s worth, just enough to get through a night on the town, … read more
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