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

I Was a Stranger

by Arthur Sutherland
You will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth” (Acts 1:8). These are the opening words of the Acts of the Apostles and they… read more

We Belong Away From Home

by Neil M. Alexander
We were dropped off as dusk foreshadowed the coming night. We'd brought kerosene lanterns and a couple of cans of stew to heat on top of the wood-burning stove. We knew where we… read more

Blessed Are the Women

by Linda Bales
Freedom is something about which millions of women around the world dream. Freedom from fear. Freedom from disease. Freedom from oppression and hunger. In an ideal world, all of… read more
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