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Billie Jean Baker has an apartment now but for about three years had no home of her own and often slept outside Dallas’ Oaklawn United Methodist Church. She recently received a Harry Denman Evangelism Award for helping the church expand its ministry with the homeless. Photo by Sam Hodges, UM News.

Evangelism award winner slept outside church

Billy Jean Baker is honored for using her personal experience with homelessness to help Dallas’ Oak Lawn United Methodist Church open its doors wider.
Evangelism
The Revs. Eddie Rester (left) and Chris McAlilly produce an episode of “The Weight,” a podcast that discusses serious issues facing The United Methodist Church and society at large. Both are pastors at Oxford University (Miss.) United Methodist Church. Photo courtesy of “The Weight.”

Podcasts give churches ‘germ-free’ way to minister

Podcasts have grown in popularity for years, and some United Methodists find them an ideal way to minister when meeting in person isn’t an option.
Evangelism
About 30 young people from Albania, Macedonia and Serbia gathered for the second United Methodist Regional Youth Camp in the coastal area of Spille, Albania. A sunset visit to the beach turned into an impromptu worship service for as those in attendance gathered in a circle and “praised the Lord.” Photo by Danail Ristovski, Skopje/Macedonia.

Youth camp bridges divide in tense region

From the outside, this camp may look like any other, but it has brought together youth from three countries fraught with political tension and hostility.
Evangelism
United Methodist Bishop Gary Mueller. Photo by Patrick W. Shownes. Accompanies UMNS story #290. 10/22/12.

Commentary: Every Christian can share Jesus’ love

Bishop Gary E. Mueller did not become a Christian because of a pastor or program. A friend invited him to a youth fellowship meeting and shared the story of her relationship with Christ.

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