Don't Mail To The Masses: Generational Differences in Giving

by J. Clif Christopher
The other day I got two letters in my mailbox, both of them soliciting funds. One of them came from my college and the other one came from my church. I opened and read them both… read more

Offering Christ in a Culture of Fear

by Dan R. Dick
Terror and tragedy gripped the churchgoing population of Knoxville, Tennessee and rippled across the country on July 27, 2008 as reports spread of a violent shotgun attack at a… read more

Under One Roof: Opening Our Doors to a Multi-Ethnic Community

by Bill Gates
Every weekend is Pentecost at Parkrose United Methodist Church. When you pass by our doors, you may wonder, “Who are these people?” At times you will hear the… read more

"Behold, the Gospel of the Lord!”

by Jean G. Hawxhurst
One of many fond memories of the urban congregation with whom I currently serve happened during our practice of Holy Communion one Sunday morning. A new family came forward to… read more

Engaging Laity as Theological Decision Makers

by Ann A. Michel
Clergy sometimes complain that church members approach congregational issues with the same mindset they bring to their corporate or workplace decisions. How, they ask, can lay… read more
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