The church needs vital leaders who can convince people in the pews to move beyond the church’s four walls and be involved in Christ’s life in the world, says the new head of the UMC General Board of Higher Education and Ministry.
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Scholarhip recipients gather at First Christian Church one Sunday each year to receive their checks and thank the congregation. Photo courtesy of First Christian Church
A small, rural Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) congregation in Iowa has given away more than $1 million in scholarships to the graduates of its local schools, regardless of whether they are members of the church or the denomination -- or even Christians.
The co-founders of the New Evangelical Partnership for the Common Good say they founded their organization to be a politically independent voice that follows God’s truth in advancing the common good and serving the human community.
For one year following the 9/11 attacks, Courtney Cowart helped care for 15,000 recovery workers through St. Paul’s Chapel in New York City. What emerged was a powerful leadership paradigm that has shaped her approach to ministry: a focus on universal human thriving.
People in prison don’t need saving; what they need is practical help from the church to show that faith is something besides a ticket to heaven, says the Baptist minister and prison chaplain.
Sarah Jobe at the Rutba House standing behind the kitchen table where the intentional community shares meals together. Photo by Lissa Gotwals
Sarah Jobe, an ordained Baptist minister and a prison chaplain, explains what it is like to live in an intentional Christian community and how she has learned, despite her fears, to practice hospitality and live out the book of Acts.
A professor of world Christianity offers three aspects of the Great Commission that are all too often neglected.