building trust

Trust is essential to all relationships, especially church-related ones, and the Rev. Jack Shitama offers four ways to build trust in congregations. Read more

Local Church

What good are isolated pockets of church vitality if the overall system of connections is corrupted by distrust? asks the Rev. Jason Valendy. Read more


When your companion gives you a less than generous interpretation of your thoughts and actions, you're facing a trust issue, writes the Rev. Jason Valendy. Read more

Practicing Faith

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Her time in a Costa Rican community built on a high level of trust convinces the Rev. Christy Thomas that The United Methodist Church no longer retains enough of that communal spirit to overcome its differences. Read more

Christy Thomas

A small group of leaders in the North Texas Annual Conference is seeking to rebuild trust following the personnel process that resulted in Bishop W. Earl Bledsoe's involuntary retirement Read more

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