Toward a 'vital merger'
DETROIT (UMNS) - Not two, not three, but four Detroit area churches have merged into one. People involved in the creation of DownRiver United Methodist Church are committed to making it a "vital merger."
The ABCs of back-to-school outreach
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (UMNS) - Whether it's assembling backpacks with school supplies or organizing a teacher appreciation event, churches can make a difference when the school year begins. Here are a dozen ideas that are as easy as 1-2-3.
5 ideas for equipping vital congregations
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (UMNS) - Looking for advice on how to engage young people in meaningful mission work? That's one area addressed in a list of five tips for equipping vital congregations, provided by the United Methodist Board of Discipleship.
One hundred years of Filipino-American ministry
LOS ANGELES (UMNS) - The National Association of Filipino-American United Methodists recently celebrated 100 years of ministry in North America. The observance's theme: "Bagong Siglo, Bagong Sigla," which in English means, "New Century, New Vitality."
It's not about praise bands
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (UMNS) - The popular Christian blogger and author Rachel Held Evans, who often speaks to United Methodist audiences, gives her view of why millennials are leaving the church.
WASHINGTON (UMNS) - Millennials are far more likely than boomers to have been raised in a nonreligious home, and that's one likely explanation for why millennials are an elusive group for churches, says Daniel Cox, research director for the Public Religion Research Institute.
An Aug. 1 Digest item about a math camp at Broomfield United Methodist Church said the church is in Connecticut. It's in Colorado.
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