Young Adult Clergy: Called Beyond the Church

by Eric Van Meter
Not long ago, some friends and I watched as our denomination laid the mantle of ordination on thirty-three would-be pastors. We arrived at the service half an hour early, yet… read more

Talking about Justice: Tips for Pastors

by Darlene E. R. Resling
Social justice can be an intimidating concept for pastors to address in the local congregation. I recently traveled with twenty-two other United Methodist pastors to learn about… read more

Evangelism for Social Justice

by Carlyle Fielding Stewart, III
Seldom do we conceive of evangelism as a concern for social justice. Traditional models of evangelism focus on developing strategies, principles, methodologies and programs… read more

Wasted Space, Wasted Opportunity

by Dan R. Dick
A church that attracts a large number of people, offers a wide variety of programs, is financially sound, and provides engaging worship is generally considered to be a… read more

Finding God in Prison

by Robert A. Ratcliff
For a number of years, Christ United Methodist Church in Franklin, Tennessee, has had an active and transformative ministry to prisoners. The driving force behind that ministry is … read more

Hidden Poverty: Ministry with the Rural Poor

by Judith Bortner Heffernan
Hazel Burrow had lived in Bremer County, Iowa, all of her life. With seven children of her own and a home that welcomed foreign exchange students and numerous guests, her life was … read more
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