Choosing ‘bold over cool’

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The pastor shares how a church claimed their “congregational DNA.”

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What is expected of godparents?

Have you been asked to be a godparent for a child. What does that invitation mean?

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Life, death and resurrection in Boston

“Simply put,” says Bishops Laurie Haller, “the marathon is a metaphor for the Christian life.”

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Avoiding pastor burnout

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Information nor inspiration is enough. Pastors need to turn congregations into perspiration.

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Theressa Hoover awards named

UMW announce 2017 Community Service and Global Citizenship honorees.

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Why start new churches?

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Dirk Elliott unpacks The United Methodist Church’s goal to start one new church a day.

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Joining the chorus

A mother remembered for her love of God, family and music.

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Why people resist change

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Pastor Ron Edmondson asks, “Leader, are you paying attention to the emotions of change?”

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The art of the ask

Learning how to be effective in asking others to support your ministry is a key to fruitful leadership, says Ann Michel.

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First lay Parish Nurse certified

Discipleship Ministries has the story of Joy Eastridge, who took ministry as a parish nurse to the next level.

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