Frame

By Rueben P. Job, Neil M. Alexander
We have choices to make. We make important choices in how we honor God, follow Jesus, live together, work for justice, love mercy, and treat each other. We make choices when we… read more

Biblical Obedience

By Roy I. Sano
A growing number of United Methodist clergy are conducting same gender unions in violation of the Church's law. (¶2702.1b) They are doing so out of love for those they are… read more

Is the Answer in Our Polity?

By Mike Coyner
What follows is a series of questions that might not satisfy very many, but might lead us toward some different conversations about the future of our United Methodist Church. I… read more

Adam Hamilton: What Is Your Defining Story?

By Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly
These are excerpts from Religion & Ethics Newsweekly's recent conversation with Adam Hamilton, the United Methodist pastor of the grandfather and grandson who were shot to… read more

Going Deep with the Bible in Preaching

By Brent A. Strawn
Most Sundays, I am the one who listens to sermons, not the one who delivers them. Listening is definitely the easier job! Of the thousands of sermons I've heard over the years… read more

Why Get Up at All: Part 1

By Ed Zinkiewicz
Why do you get up in the morning? I thought it might be important to paint a backdrop for the topics and concerns I write about on Ministry Matters. This is the first of a three… read more

Review: Attract Families to Your Church and Keep Them Coming Back

By Stephanie Dunn
As someone who is currently in their fifth year serving the local church as a Minister to Children and Families, it seems like the only thing that I can say with complete… read more

Why Are So Many Churches Empty? The Importance of In-Depth Bible Study for a Congregation

By Shane Stanford
An article in a church growth magazine asked, "Why are so many churches empty?" The writer answered the question with the typical responses, including the need for good parking… read more

Disciple Bible Study for Personal Study

By Marvin Cropsey
In March 1986, a small group of people gathered Flower Mound, Texas, to talk about the need for a new comprehensive Bible study that would do more than teach the facts about our… read more

Using Disciple Bible Study in Sunday School

By Pamela Dilmore
For more than twenty years, DISCIPLE has provided the heartbeat for spiritual growth and transformation in thousands of churches through in-depth Bible study. Its… read more

5 Reasons Pastors Should Lead Bible Studies

By Magrey deVega
It is common for pastors to delegate the task of leading Bible studies to others. Reasons vary, from a preacher's need to streamline his or her weekly workload, to a desire to… read more

Leading Around the Potholes: Thoughts on Stewardship Leadership

By Timothy Siburg
Recently I shared what I believe are some potholes of stewardship. Today, I would like to offer some reflection about how leadership plays a role in navigating, responding to, and … read more
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