Santa and Baby Jesus

What matters most about the approaching Nativity is what we do when we leave the manger, writes the Rev. Richard Lowell Bryant. more

Dec 5, 2017 4:24 PM Practicing Faith

Real evangelism follows Jesus' model of listening to each person's need to bring the Good News, not creating a "caught" situation where people can be "taught," as in the advertising model, writes the Rev. Jason Valendy. more

Jul 10, 2017 12:40 PM Local Church

We don't share the gospel of Jesus Christ well because we've attached so many dishonorable motives and dumb ideas to the concept of evangelism, writes the Rev. Richard Lowell Bryant. more

May 17, 2017 1:05 PM Perspectives 2 Comments

The collaborative blog UM & Global recommends a series of webinars on evangelism today, produced by the World Council of Churches. more

Apr 6, 2017 7:46 AM Local Church

Discipleship Ministries' report on its Path 1 church planting program proposes to begin a new United Methodist congregation every day for the next four years. more

Mar 1, 2017 1:00 PM Local Church

As the 2016 General Conference draws to a close, the Rev. Dan R. Dick writes of what he hopes will come for the future of The United Methodist Church. more

May 20, 2016 8:07 PM 2016 General Conference

Minnetonka UMC Pride

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A suburban Minneapolis congregation finds itself spiritually and physically renewed by committing itself to full inclusion through the Reconciling movement. more

May 5, 2016 2:42 PM Local Church

Eunice Mathews

A UMNS file photo by Mike DuBose

One of the 20th century's outstanding missionary figures, Eunice Jones Mathews had a significant ministry paralleling those of her evangelist father and bishop husband. more

Mar 3, 2016 5:15 PM In the Church

John Wesley Preaching

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Discipleship Ministries will hold what is believed to be the first ecumenical conference in North America on the meaning and practice of Christian evangelism in the 21st century. more

Sep 17, 2015 2:24 PM Local Church 1 Comments

Crazy Christian

Photo Courtesy of Richard L. Bryant

Many Christians have a hard time discussing their faith with others, so the Rev. Richard L. Bryant offers four suggestions for getting past that barrier. more

Aug 13, 2015 11:03 AM Practicing Faith

John Wesley Preaching

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Faced with cultural and church resistance to a fully rounded gospel message, the Rev. Dan R. Dick encourages United Methodists to remain committed to mission, evangelism and social justice as our Christian identity and purpose. more

Jul 31, 2015 11:13 AM Perspectives Archive


Creative Commons Share

There's more to inviting people into the body of Christ than a welcome at the door, writes the Rev. Dr. Frederick W. Schmidt, and the "spiritual but not religious" are letting churches know what they are. more

Jun 11, 2015 2:53 PM Perspectives

Rome, GA Banner

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One photo tells the story of First UMC of Rome, Ga. more

Mar 26, 2015 3:14 PM


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Where others seem an emptiness void of religious faith, the Rev. Jeremy Smith sees a ripe mission field to introduce Jesus Christ. more

Mar 13, 2015 10:40 AM Jeremy Smith 1 Comments

It's cold outside and inside the Church, says the Rev. Tim McClendon, but there's a sure way to warm things up -- a renewed, transforming emphasis on Jesus. more

Feb 19, 2015 4:26 PM Perspectives 1 Comments

The current trend of giving up social media for Lent isn't as good as it might sound, because it takes Christians out of one of today's busiest and most fertile fields of evangelism, writes the Rev. Jeremy Smith. more

Feb 19, 2015 2:26 PM Jeremy Smith

Where Shall I Go to Church?

Illustration Courtesy of Christy Thomas

Professional "mystery worshiper" Christy Thomas stresses a truth of today's world: A church's website is now its "front door" and needs to serve a welcoming function. more

Jan 29, 2015 7:38 AM Christy Thomas

A proposal from the Greater New Jersey Annual Conference to hand out communion at train stations has the Rev. Drew McIntyre countering with ideas that don't violate United Methodist doctrines. more

Nov 21, 2014 12:34 PM Perspectives 3 Comments

Dust Off Feet

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Lisa Hancock discovers that sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ sometimes means shaking off the things over which she has no control. more

Sep 11, 2014 5:02 PM Perspectives


Illustration by Philip Martin

Why I Clash with the Gatekeepers

Sometimes Jesus' people get in the way of people coming to know and love Jesus, and that's a problem, writes the Rev. Morgan Guyton. more

Apr 24, 2013 11:36 AM Morgan Guyton