The Gift Moms Really Need

By Tracey Bianchi
More than flowers or a card, what moms really need at Mother's Day and year-round is space to nurture themselves and friendships with other women. Ministry Matters recently… read more

Helping Moms Connect

By Tracey Bianchi
Tracey Bianchi, author of Mom Connection: Creating Vibrant Relationships in the Midst of Motherhood talks about how churches can minister to women by helping moms find support and … read more

Five Sensory Strategies

By Len Wilson
In Experiential Marketing, author Bernd Schmitt articulates a typology to replace the "features and benefits" approach to advertising, which has dominated marketing theory for… read more

Addicted to the Institution

By Bill Mefford
I remember when I was in seminary having a really strange conversation with another student. I remember him telling me that he saw the need for change in the United Methodist… read more

Taking Children's Safety Seriously

By Tricia Brown
Christy's friend was discussing churches. During one discussion Christy gave her opinion on one of the churches she and her husband had visited a year or two earlier. "We visited… read more

Reconciliation and Justice in the Inner City

By Deborah Ingraham
Changing Neighborhoods, Part 3 The average Protestant church in the U.S. was founded in 1940. Yours might be a little older or a little younger than that, but unless you've just… read more

Remarketing, Not Reinventing

By Mike Harris
Changing Neighborhoods, Part 2 The average Protestant church in the U.S. was founded in 1940. Yours might be a little older or a little younger than that, but unless you've just… read more

A Transforming Light in Urban Blight

By Sherry Cothran Woolsey
Changing Neighborhoods, Part 1 The average Protestant church in the U.S. was founded in 1940. Yours might be a little older or a little younger than that, but unless you've just… read more

Holy Tweeting

By Nathan Hollifield
At first I was excited to be one of only a handful of United Methodist General Board of Church and Society staff not travelling down to Tampa, Fla. for the denomination's General… read more

When the Church Needs to Move

By Derrick-Lewis Noble
This cannot be happening. I am failing miserably to keep my promise of standing stoically and reading with an air of polished dignity. I am buckling under the strain. The genuine… read more

Culture Shock

By Judy Y. Chung
Bright flashing signs showcasing the hotels and casinos, pictures of beautiful show girls, and sounds of slot machines. This was my first encounter of America when my family… read more

Pressure to Make Out with God

By Shawn Wood
A friend of mine tweeted something the other day that caught my attention. "Anyone else concerned that congregations in modern worship have become observers instead of… read more
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