God Doesn’t Play Favorites

By: Marlene Valadez Several young people from various cities visited us for a few days days to help with a Maximum Mission, which is an outreach to the community through medical services, workshops for parents, etc. One day while we were in the neighborhood park attending to some people, a woman came up to us... Continue Reading →

3 Ways to Partner with Your City

By: Daryl Crouch *The following practical outreach strategies were originally published in Christianity Today. The author, Daryl Crouch, is senior pastor of Green Hill Church in Mt. Juliet, Tennessee. 3 Ways to Partner with Your City Four years after my first conversation with the city manager (see the previous article  How to Serve Your City When... Continue Reading →

IT IS TIME!

Por: Erika Ríos Hasenauer  It is time we as a nation, and especially as a community of faith, reconciliation, compassion and holiness, talk about it. The recent racial incidents in the United States and now the Black Lives Matter movement are provoking this conversation whether we were ready or not. In tears as I watched... Continue Reading →

Call to Prayer and Fasting for Change

By: Board of General Superintendents Dear Friends, The last few days have been exceedingly difficult for the global family. For months now, the world has encountered the deadly effects of the coronavirus, which has affected our societies, our churches, and our families. Yet, this week, the news of an older virus that continues to affect... Continue Reading →

COVID Lockdowns and Culture Shock

By: Jessica Wolst *This article was originally published at americandutchess.blogspot.com. In the Netherlands, we are just starting to come out of an 8-week-long "intelligent lockdown." For us, this included the following: ~schools closed ~restaurants only open for carry-out ~a lot of businesses/stores closed ~no close-contact work (like massage, barber, nail salons, etc.) or museums/theaters ~working... Continue Reading →

A Community of Trust

By: Rev. Craig Shepperd In the 2000 comedy hit, Meet the Parents, Greg Focker (Ben Stiller’s character) meets his future in-laws for the first time. Jack Byrnes (Robert De Niro) wants to make sure Greg is worthy of his daughter. Jack lays out several tests for Greg to pass to insure he is capable of... Continue Reading →

Road to Reawakening

By: Rev. Craig Shepperd In my previous post I presented the church-going habits of multiple generations. I also proposed the possibility that, for some, perhaps their lack of attendance is less a statement of their faith, and more of a statement about an overall discontentment of “doing church.” As suggested before, these days of the... Continue Reading →

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