Herbert Miller

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Doing Mission Fundraising Well

Do you wish your church could do more to support mission? Pastor Lisa Kipp gives tips for how special fundraising for mission can be done effectively …

What’s Your Goal for Visitor Follow-Up?

Lovett H. Weems, Jr. says the traditional approach to visitor follow-up aimed at moving people quickly toward membership may not fit well in an era …

Pet Peeves of a Church Visitor

Churches need their most positive, smiling, warmest personalities on their front lines, says Greg Atkinson. Your parking lot team, greeters, ushers, …

6 Ways to Turn Your Church Inside-Out

To connect with people, you need to meet them where they are, says Ben Ingebretson, the director of new church development for the Dakotas and …

Being held accountable in small groups for keeping the Rule of Discipleship can shape the lives of United Methodist Christians.

<i>Photo courtesy of Mark Deshon</i><p><i>Photo by Laura Parker</i><p>General Rule of Discipleship leads to disciplined life<p><b>By Emily Snell</b><br>May-June 2017<p><b>A United Methodist</b> …

What if we stopped fixing churches and started to #SeeAllThePeople?

<b>NASHVILLE, Tenn. May 16, 2017 /Discipleship Ministries/</b> – What if United Methodist congregations stopped looking for quick fixes to revitalize their …

Jesus

The number one reason people resist change

After years of leading change I’ve discovered some things about the process. One of those discoveries is that change will face resistance. All change.<p>…

How we got to where we are: A brief overview of United Methodism in 2017

<i>Note: For those who want to dive in deeply into what is happening in United Methodism in the present moment, I recommend the abundance of statements</i> …

Tim Farron is so wrong – Christianity and progressive politics do go together | Peter Ormerod

He resigned as Lib Dem leader because he felt his faith was incompatible with his job. But the teachings of Jesus are revolutionary, not conservative<p>It’s refreshing, at least. Political careers usually end with electoral rejection, or with the fear of electoral rejection, or with scandal or …

The book Christians should read instead of 'The Benedict Option'

American Christianity today is beset by political gloom. This gloominess is certainly evident in this year’s best seller on faith and politics: Rod …

In a Difficult Conversation, Listen More Than You Talk

When Jared walked into a meeting to discuss a new marketing approach for a product, the conversation didn’t play out well. Five minutes into the dialogue, the product manager, Françoise, started interrupting him with questions he was planning to address later in the pitch. As the conversation ran …

Matt Overton: The three phases of launching a church-based social enterprise

A youth pastor who began a church-based social enterprise shares advice for others interested in this kind of ministry. The three initial phases are …

Entrepreneurship

Simple Church blends dinner, worship and enterprise to create a new model

Congregants gather for a sacred weekly meal where the conversation serves as the sermon and freshly baked bread provides nourishment, communion and …

New England

News from the Vatican - News about the Church

06/06/2018<p>Pope at General Audience: ‘we are called to be gifts for others’<p>05/06/2018<p>Pope's June prayer intention: 'For inclusive social …

The Secret to Making Your Weekends Feel Longer

If all you can think about Monday morning is how quickly your weekend flew by, you might want to consider expanding your horizons a bit in the …

Verbs by David Lose - Craft of Preaching

Dear Working Preacher,<p>As most of us learned years ago in high school composition class, verbs are what make stories work. While character development …

Commentary on John 11:1-45 by Karoline Lewis

< March 09, 2008 ><p>It is significant that the story of Lazarus, unique to the Gospel of John, is the Gospel reading for the last Sunday in Lent,<p>the …

Commentary on John 11:1-45 by Meda Stamper

< April 10, 2011 ><p>This is the fourth in a series of encounters with Jesus in the book of John this Lent and offers us another long, beautifully …

Light without sight

I do not know what darkness means to someone who is blind, but I am beginning to understand that <i>light</i> has as many meanings as <i>dark</i>. There is an old …

Jesus Changes How I See

November 12, 2012 by Amy Butler<p>Mark 10: 46-52<p>I had the opportunity last week, at the invitation of a couple of Calvary members, to hear Barbara Brown …

Identity Theft, Part 2 by David Lose - Craft of Preaching

Dear Working Preacher,<p>Our word “Lent,” as you know, comes from the German and Dutch words for spring (<i>Lenz</i> and <i>Lente</i>) which themselves derive from the …

Now I See by David Lose - Craft of Preaching

Dear Working Preacher,<p>Some passages are simply too rich to be only heard. They need to be experienced. Such is the case with this week's story of the …

New Testament

Commentary on John 9:1-41 by Robert Hoch

< March 30, 2014 ><p>This text offers at least three or four related trajectories of interpretation:<p>the question of human suffering;<br>• the absence of Jesus …

The spiritual practice of politics

Be an activist. But approach it with intention, care, and clear limits.

Spirituality

Trump and the Battle Over Sanctuary in America

The concept of sanctuary cities is deeply embedded in Western tradition. In biblical times, shelter was offered even to those who might have qualified as “bad hombres” in the eyes of President Trump. Killers, for example. If the crime lacked intent, they could flee to havens specifically designated …

Hyde Park church gives immigrant sanctuary, but strategy questioned

It's been three weeks since Jose Juan Federico Moreno left his family and his Bolingbrook home to live in a room at a Hyde Park church, hoping to be protected from deportation.<p>Moreno, who has been living in the U.S. illegally for almost 17 years, has five children ages 2 to 13 who are American …