Author

Matthew Dewald

Journalist

Matthew Dewald is a freelance writer living in Dayton, Ohio, who writes frequently about religion.

Focus on excellence

By restructuring its organization around “excellence,” the Texas Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church has increased its effectiveness and transformed its culture.

Sacrificial giving

A church in a depressed, Rust Belt town has raised more than $4 million to help people in Sudan. This remarkable project began when the Rev. Mike Slaughter challenged his congregants to turn away from consumer culture and spend their money to help people in need.

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