Inspired by the United Methodist Churchâ€™s Rethink Church campaign, this issue explores how people across the connection can be the church, not just go to church. Buildings provide a home base for countless ministries of the church, not the least of which is a place to gather for corporate worship. The church itself, however, will not be defined by the height of its steeple but the reach of its compassion, not the number of seats but the number of lives changed, not the shape of the doors but the disciples that pass through them as they head out into the world to make a difference in Jesusâ€™ name. *This issue also includes a special subsection on Kids&Christ, nurturing children and youth in Christian faith.
The Church Has Left the BuildingBy Jessica Miller Kelley
About a year ago, the United Methodist congregation my husband pastors lost its building to fire. In the days and weeks that followed, our mantra was “the church is not a… read more