Refresh the Offering: Ten Tips

By Donna Schaper
1. Go Back to Basics. What is an offering? It is a response to the word of God, made in cash or check. That may sound disrespectful to both God and cash but cash is not much… read more

Let Your Soul Catch Up

By Ronnie McBrayer
The first Labor Day celebration was observed in New York City in 1882. It was not intended to be the official end of summer. It was a movement to honor "the contributions workers… read more

Free Inspiration in Your Inbox

By Ministry Matters
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Music Review: The Girl with Good Intentions

By Jessica Miller Kelley
Do you ever hear about someone doing something amazing for God, and instead of thinking, "wow, praise God for them," you think "way to make me look bad, guys"? I know that feeling … read more

Why Most Visual Art in Worship Isn’t Really Art

By Len Wilson
Don't confuse art and design. Each employs different worldview. Designers create solutions. Artists create questions. That's a tweet I shot off one day recently. After I wrote it, … read more

Flashback Friday: Hot Topics in August

By Ministry Matters
August has been a busy month here on Ministry Matters. Here are a three of the hot topics you might have missed. 1. The Showdown Over Small Churches United Methodist Bishop Will… read more

Centering Prayer

By J. David Muyskens
In Centering Prayer you choose a word, sometimes called a prayer word, sometimes called a sacred word, that expresses your desire to be in an intimate relationship with God. This… read more

Why Prayer Beads?

By Kristen Vincent
This is a session from my book A Bead and a Prayer: A Beginner's Guide to Protestant Prayer Beads. Read My Introduction to Praying with Beads to learn how I was introduced to this … read more

Praying with Beads

By Kristen Vincent
My book A Bead and a Prayer is designed to introduce prayer beads to Christians who have no experience using them. In particular, it is for Protestants, since we have not been… read more

Scripture Reads Us

By William H. Willimon
This video is a clip from session six of Animate: Bible. Animate: Bible is a seven-session exploration of the Bible for adults that features perspectives from Christian thought… read more

Evangelism (Converge Episode 8)

By Shane Raynor
Has evangelism become a dirty word? How do we reach the masses for Christ in a world where the audience is becoming increasingly fragmented? Clifton Stringer and Eric Van Meter… read more

My Labyrinth Journey

By John W. Rhodes
Whenever I teach about labyrinths at some point someone asks the question, "John, how did you become involved with labyrinths?" I always respond, "It's my wife's fault." This… read more
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