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The Rev. David Petty, shown in the inset image at lower right, plays the Mass Effect video game online. Petty, senior pastor at St Paul’s United Methodist Church in Colorado Springs, Colo., has been in ministry with the gaming community since 2017. UM News screenshot from YouTube.

Online gamer ministry offers unique outreach

When a video game-playing pastor realized the strong communities that gamers were building online, he saw an untapped opportunity for ministry.
Evangelism
The Rev. Tom Berlin (left) presents a copy of his book, “Courage,” to Massachusetts National Guard Chaplain Chad McCabe in the chapel at Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington. McCabe, whose unit was assigned to help provide security at the U.S. Capitol after the January riot, contacted Wesley Seminary asking for Bibles, novels and board games for troops stationed there. Photo by Lisa Helfert for Wesley Theological Seminary. Copyright 2021. All rights reserved. Used with permission.

Church responds to chaplain's call to help soldiers

A National Guard chaplain got Bibles, games and 150 copies of a new book about courage when he turned to Wesley Theological Seminary for help keeping soldiers occupied in Washington in the aftermath of the Capitol insurrection.
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
The Rev. Josephat Banda congratulates his new district superintendent of diaspora, The Rev. Stephen Mukata (center), as Mukata’s wife, Perpetua Mukata, looks on at Old Mutare Mission in Mutare, Zimbabwe, during his appointment in 2018. Mukata oversees diaspora in the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand and Canada. Photo by Kudzai Chingwe, UM News.

Zimbabwe church keeps diaspora connected

The Zimbabwe Episcopal Area has planted churches in Australia, Scotland, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, the Republic of Ireland and the United Arab Emirates.

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