Outreach

  1. Religious ‘Nones’ May Not Be Who You Think They Are

    Article Religious ‘Nones’ May Not Be Who You Think They Are

    (RNS) In recent surveys, the religious “nones” — as in, “none of the above” — appear to lead in the faith marketplace. In fact…

  2. Stuck: Now What?

    Article Stuck: Now What?

    • By Bob Farr
    • Posted on February 17th, 2014

    As a church and as a group of people, United Methodists were forged through the American experience and experiment. Given the present social problems and cultural shifts facing…

  3. Walking Your City's Streets with Nehemiah

    Article Walking Your City's Streets with Nehemiah

    What would it take for you to think of your community as your congregation? Most church leaders—lay and clergy—don’t think like this. In fact, when I ask this…

  4. Getting to Know the Neighbors: A (Turnaround) Case Study

    Article Getting to Know the Neighbors: A (Turnaround) Case Study

    Epworth UMC, Lexington, Kentucky, circa 1950: a five-hundred-seat sanctuary filled to capacity, a full roster of Sunday school classes, and over one hundred missionaries and…

  5. Understanding and Overcoming the Challenges to Successful Outdoor Ministry

    Article Understanding and Overcoming the Challenges to Successful Outdoor Ministry

    No one would deny how fast life is changing in the 21st century. Education and churches have raced to keep up, with many ministries struggling to find their place in the new…

  6. See and Befriend

    Article See and Befriend

    Jesus sent out his disciples as “salt” and “light,” to befriend and minister to people on their turf and to make more disciples among all people. Paul said …

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