Dollars for marketing

Marketing is intensely theological. We even have a name for it … evangelism.

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Support UMCOR Sunday

UMCOR has evolved over its 76 year history but the care for God’s hurting people endures.

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When volunteers aren’t working

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This edition of Leading Ideas addresses what to do when the wrong people are on the bus.

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Faces of healthy governance

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A church’s method of governance should spring from the congregation’s values.

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It worked then…not now

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“Times change,” says Carey Nieuwhof. What worked 10 years ago may not work today.

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DAC discipleship grants

    The Detroit Conference Board of Discipleship is now accepting grant applications. Ministries in the Michigan Area of The United Methodist Church are invited to submit a grant proposal for funds to pursue new or ongoing ministry opportunities that engage in the discipleship ministries of our Vision Pathways: 1) creating new spaces for new faces;

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Support for children’s workers

This Grand Rapids District Children’s Ministry Network provides encouragement and resourcing.

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Women’s edition of Bible sheds light

An 80-member team provided commentary on new edition that emphasizes women and social issues in Scripture.

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Are you ready for 5 types of visitors?

If you want your congregations to grow, you must be willing to let your identity change as your membership does.

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Keep mission focus sharp

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Fear and finances take their toll on a church’s creativity and initiative. Bishop Robert Schnase offers tips on staying focused.

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