Pastor Appreciation Month: 10 ideas for celebrating

Here are some simple ways to show honor and give thanks for your pastor during the month of October (and beyond).

10 ways The Ministry Lab can benefit you and your church

From consultation to great ideas from other churches to full worship services and learning opportunities, The Ministry Lab has lots to offer (and at no cost)!

The Grove UMC welcomes new people, grows goodness

During the pandemic, The Grove UMC planted a second location that's thriving and continuing to welcome new people.

Churches’ generosity helps Sierra Leone school educate and impact students

Rev. Judith Banya talks about how The Rev. Richard Ormsby Secondary School is making a difference in the lives of students in Sierra Leone.

NOMADS serve with purpose, complete projects in MN

NOMADS provides volunteer labor for United Methodist organizations throughout the nation and recently worked on two in Minnesota.
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The Joyful Journey: Autumn reverie

Bishop David Bard

We miss something deeply important if we neglect opportunities to slow down, watch the leaves change colors, and let a cool autumn breeze kiss our cheeks.

The Joyful Journey: Theology, scripture, and the continuing UMC

Bishop David Bard

Bishop David Bard corrects misinformation and shares the theology he believes will guide the future UMC, including its grounding in the historic tenets of the ...

The Joyful Journey: It's complicated

Bishop David Bard

The moral obligation to be intelligent and the ability to recognize, appreciate, and account for complexity have something to do with being mature in Christ.

What we can learn from church plants in Seattle

Ben Ingebretson

Christianity is not dying; it is changing for the good. Nominal and cultural faith is shedding meaningless practices and labels while people of genuine faith ...

Church closures: The story behind the story

Susan Nienaber

We are a resurrection people who believe that new life springs forth from death. Here's how the missions of two churches that closed are continuing in new ways.

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At North UMC, ‘faith is community’

North United Methodist Church is big on community outreach. One of its most well known ministries is its clothing closet, through which residents in need can ...

At Thief River Falls UMC, talents, denominations combine for Imagine No Malaria

Three talented musicians who attend a nearby Lutheran church heard about Thief River Falls’ ambitious fundraising goal for Imagine No Malaria and offered to ...

Blooming Grove runs for the loaves and sings for (others’) supper

On Oct. 2, a clear, bright, and cool fall Saturday, Blooming Grove United Methodist Church attracted 76 runners and walkers for their first “Run for the Loaves”...

Brooklyn UMC youth offer token of warmth and comfort for families of Sandy Hook victims

In response to the Dec. 14 shooting in which twenty children and six school administrators were killed, youth from Brooklyn United Methodist Church (Brooklyn ...

Byron UMC brings help and hope to refugee camps in Afghanistan

Byron United Methodist Church’s confirmation class project collected 500 pairs of shoes, which went to a refugee camp in Afghanistan. Church members went to a ...
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