Evangelism

Evangelism
Children dance in front of the stage at Booneville (Iowa) United Methodist Church’s annual music festival. What began as a small way for Booneville United Methodist Church to reach out to the community has blossomed into an annual event attracting hundreds. Photo by Courtney Levin, Iowa Conference.

Small church’s music festival draws big crowds

What began as a small way for Booneville United Methodist Church to reach out to the community has blossomed into an annual event attracting hundreds.
Faith Stories
Friends and family gather to pray for Jake Sherrell, seated in his barber chair, at the Bel-Aire Unisex Salon in Nashville, Tenn., where the 96-year-old United Methodist has brought hundreds to Christ over the years. His pastor, the Rev. Paula Smith (behind Sherrell), led the prayer. Among those joining in were Sherrell’s wife, Rosa (second from right), and Meredith Portwood (second from left), one of Sherrell’s hospice nurses.

Community rallies around barbershop evangelist

United Methodist Jake Sherrell has brought to Christ hundreds who have sat in his barber chair. Now, his community is surrounding him in love as he battles stage 4 cancer.
Evangelism
The Rev. Ngongo Asaka smiles after receiving a new bicycle and a Bible as tools for evangelism in Tunda, Congo. Asaka was among 52 pastors of rural United Methodist churches in the area who received the gifts from Crosspoint, a United Methodist church in Niceville, Fla. Photo by Chadrack Londe, UM News.

New bikes, Bibles help pastors spread Gospel

A donation from Crosspoint Church, a multi-campus United Methodist congregation in Northwest Florida, helped purchase bicycles and Bibles for more than 50 pastors in the Tunda District in Congo.
Local Church
Zach Bechtold (left) and the Rev. David Petty play a game of MLB The Show, streaming it live and engaging people who are viewing it in the chat section. The game is part of Crossfire: Faith + Gaming in Colorado Springs, Colo. Crossfire has grown to about 1,400 members on various platforms including Facebook. Photo courtesy of Crossfire: Faith + Gaming.

Moving ministries from idea to fruition

Good ideas are hard to find, but taking an idea and turning it into a fleshed-out ministry is even more difficult. In the Mountain Sky Conference, a two-and-a-half-day workshop dubbed Hatchathon seeks to fill the gap.

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