Calling and vocation

  1. Called to Youth Ministry: Beth Morris

    Blog Called to Youth Ministry: Beth Morris

    I was excited to see Beth Morris at the NYWC not just to catch up (we've known each other for awhile) but it's great to know we have youth ministers who are called to youth…

  2. The First Sunday and It's Communion

    Blog The First Sunday and It's Communion

    The First Sunday in a new church is always interesting, especially if you are not just a guest but are going to preach and pastor for a period of time at this congregation. So…

  3. Inspired Design: My Story

    Blog Inspired Design: My Story

    My own journey into environmental awareness is a bit convoluted. I can only trace through the seasons of my life and series of passions. As a child, my broken family environment…

  4. Kimberly MacNeill: Persistent Pursuit

    Blog Kimberly MacNeill: Persistent Pursuit

    Kimberly MacNeill is a regular contributor to Ministry Matters. She writes about worship and spiritual formation with a passion for teaching others about the love of Jesus Christ. …

  5. Sandpaper Grace

    Blog Sandpaper Grace

    I had been a Christian for all of three months when I was reading scripture and heard three of the most frightening words of my fourteen years: “Preach My Word.” I was …

  6. What Your New Pastor Wants You to Know

    Blog What Your New Pastor Wants You to Know

    The other day I sent a church member an email and in it I mentioned something about preparing for the new pastor. In her reply she said something along the lines of, “will…

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