Christian leaders from around Asia joined in celebrating the opening of a regional United Methodist Global Ministries office March 23, and welcoming the spir...
Asian nations take 5 top spots in major global school rankings
The OECD has published the biggest ever global school rankings with Asian countries coming in the top five, in the first truly global survey of education standards.
What Is Stephen Ministry?
Stephen Ministry is the one-to-one caring ministry that takes place in a congregation that implements the Stephen Series. A congregation with Stephen Ministry equips and empowers a team of lay caregivers—called Stephen Ministers—to provide high-quality, confidential, Christ-centered care to people experiencing a difficult time in life.
Questions and Answers about Pastoral Ministry
A couple of months ago a young man considering pastoral ministry sent me (and several others) a list of excellent and searching questions about ministry. I thought the answers might provide useful insights for others thinking about Christian ministry, as well as a window into the life and soul of
Success: What is it in Higher Education Ministry?
Working on a public University campus comes with many perks: the best coffee shops, the new and hip food types like fro-yo and the cupcake boom of the past few years. But there’s also this ultra c…
Not It!: Tips for Working with Volunteers in Youth Ministry
Maintaining a group of great volunteers is one of the keys to success for a youth ministry. Kelly Peterson-Cruse explains how you can build your volunteer core.
10 Powerful Benefits of a Small Group Ministry
Church small groups are still making an impact on individuals. Here’s how they’re doing so.
Using Google Trends for ministry » UMC Website Tips
Need illustration ideas? Easily harness the data from billions of search hours to find hot topics, grab attention and foster memorable teaching moments.
The Secret of How to Be a Man
Do you want to know the secret of How to Be a Man? Are you ready to hear the painful truth? Will you do it? I dare you to try!
How Can Pastors Have a "Gospel-Centered" Ministry?
There is much talk about being “gospel-centered” today. I’m thrilled that there is. But what does it mean, precisely, for a pastors to minister in a “gospel-centered” way? Here are three quick thoughts. First, the pastor’s theology is gospel-shaped. In other words, the atoning death and life-giving resurrection of Jesus Christ is the very fountainhead …
How to Balance Ministry and Family
In the mid-twentieth century—during the heyday of programmatic and event-driven ministry—churches prioritized pastoral presence. In many churches the pastor was expected to be virtually omnipresent. The dutiful parson was always roaming hospitals, making house calls to church prospects, and presiding over every church function. In addition to limiting his time for sermon preparation, it often compromised his ability to lead his family In other words, the…
Volunteers Invited to Help with Homeless Ministry March 20
Volunteers Invited to Help with Homeless Ministry Feb. 20
13 of Asia's most picturesque towns
With its tropical islands, rice paddies, tea plantations, rugged mountains and sprawling megacities, Asia is a wonderland of diverse destinations. Among the mix, travelers can discover charming towns that deliver big on romance, history and beauty.
Why Asian Education Is Better, and Why It Is Not
Everywhere I go these days it seems I'm faced with the same question: what is wrong with America's education system? The query is usually followed with a defining statement that Asian students are 'kicking our butts' on the international exams. The good news is, at least people in America are paying more attention to the global landscape. But are they correct? Is an Asian education better than a US one Yes, it is. And no, it is not. Before I risk further confusing…
New Ways Ministry Praises Pope Francis For Condemning Persecution of Lesbian/Gay People
New Ways Ministry welcomes Pope Francis' statement condemning the persecution of LGBTQ people.
How Our Ministry Methods Warp Our Souls
The question is not whether those of us in in ministry have embraced power, but what kind of power we’ve embraced.
10 Reasons Why Men Should Not Be Ordained For Ministry
Regardless where you sit, stand, or wrestle with the issue of women in church leadership, I thought this satirical list was worth sharing for both laughter and even reflection because that’s what good satire forces us to do.
Cornelius Will Be Dedicating Their New $100,000 9/11 Memorial Tomorrow Morning
The tragedy of 9/11 has been forever etched in the minds and hearts of every American. Cornelius' Never Forget | 9/11 Monument will include a large section of steel from the
Russell Wilson dedicates 10 hours a week to getting massages
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson dedicates 10 hours of his work week to massages.
How to avoid ministry burnout: Take care of yourself!
Ministry burnout may contribute to obesity, hypertension, depression, even shortened life expectancy. Learn the key steps to staying healthy.