Faith Sharing

Evangelism
Café Quetzal is celebrating its first anniversary as a coffee shop ministry and is upbeat about its prospects as a business, community center and place to share the Christian faith. Photo by David Burke, courtesy of Great Plains Conference.

Café Quetzal connects with coffee, Christ

Café Quetzal is celebrating its first anniversary as a coffee shop ministry and while they have high quality coffee, they also have baristas who are ready, willing and able to counsel customers or talk about Christianity.
Evangelism
The Rev. Susan Manyange preaches for the First Street Group, an informal church gathering in Chitungwiza, Zimbabwe, a community that is home to commercial sex workers and many struggling with alcoholism and substance abuse. Manyange is pastor of the nearby Seke East United Methodist Church. Photo by Eveline Chikwanah, UM News.

Church transforms troubled community

Through outreach and a weekly worship service, leaders of Seke East United Methodist Church in Zimbabwe have helped inspire First Street residents to make changes and embrace their faith.
General Church
A stained-glass window at St. John the Baptist’s Anglican Church in Ashfield, New South Wales, illustrates Jesus’ description of himself as the Good Shepherd. A new Ipsos poll offers insight into how Christians are viewed today. Photo by Toby Hudson, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

Poll about Jesus raises questions

Nearly half of people who took a survey about attitudes about Jesus and Christianity said believers are giving and loving. But a significant minority say they’re hypocritical and judgmental. United Methodist professors and pastors offer thoughts on the poll results.
Worship
Kelly Price. Photo by Portrait Innovations, courtesy of the author.

The Metaverse and Methodism

Online worship services are a great start, says a digital marketing expert and lay minister, but it is time to move into digital spaces like the metaverse if the church wants to be relevant in the future.

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