Finding Your Gifts and Talents for Service

By Carol Cartmill, Yvonne Gentile
What are your top spiritual gifts? Find out with Ministry Matters' exclusive Spiritual Gifts Inventory, based on Church of the Resurrection's Serving from the Heart study. See the … read more

Wesleyans, Sin, and Holiness

By Shane Raynor
I've always been somewhat of a theology geek, but as I've matured (both in age and spiritually) I've increasingly lost patience with theological discussions that go nowhere and… read more

Worship for Kids: October 20, 2013

By Carolyn C. Brown
From a Child's Point of View Old Testament: Jeremiah 31:27-34. The detailed and varied poetic images in verses 27-28 make it essential that the liturgist explain directly that… read more

Hopeful Expectation

By John D.I. Essick
Jeremiah 31:27-34 We love to count and rank events, people, athletes, books, and so on. It seems that just about any time I turn on ESPN or wait in line at the supermarket, I am… read more


By Neal Bowes
This summer the United States National Security Archives released about four hundred pages of CIA documents that, for the first time, officially confirm the existence of "the… read more

How to Think of Eternity (or at Least How I Do)

By Randall Hardman
There's nothing quite like loss (and a nightcap of bourbon) to make you think about the hereafter. Heaven… Hell… whatever else might exist (can I say that?). In… read more

5 Evangelism Barriers (and How to Deal with Them)

By Shane Raynor
There are few words in the Christian life more intimidating than evangelism. Maybe that's why a lot of us try to leave the heavy lifting to other people. It's not that we don't… read more

Christians and Wealth Disparity

By Christopher P. Momany
Welcome to the 1920s. At least that's what recent statistical data tell us. According to widely cited sources, income inequality has hit a new record. Not since 1928, the year… read more

Worship for Kids: October 13, 2013

By Carolyn C. Brown
From a Child's Point of View Old Testament: Jeremiah 29:1, 4-7. Exile means being stuck where you do not want to be. The Jews to whom Jeremiah spoke were stuck in Babylon, where… read more

A Letter from Home

By John D.I. Essick
Jeremiah 29:1, 4-7 The elders and priests were a little frantic yesterday as they anticipated the reading of the most recent letter from Jeremiah, who is still residing in… read more

Imitate Jesus

By Babbie Mason
If you are not fulfilling God's purpose for your life, you haven't begun to truly live. You will never achieve your highest dreams and goals apart from God's plan for you. How do… read more

Be Where Your Body Is: A Prayerful Invitation During Church

By Kasey Hitt
Know how it feels to constantly be on autopilot? Sunday morning is often an hour of continued autopilot for people attending church. They simply happen to be there rather than at… read more
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