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New resource released to guide ministry with veterans

In preparation for the observance in the U.S. of Veteran’s Day on November 11, United Methodist Communications has released as a part of their RETHINK CHURCH initiative a new resource for congregations and church leaders.

Photo challenge gives us ‘companions on the journey’

By Sophia Agtarap, Special Contributor… I have served since last September as minister of online engagement for the UMC’s Rethink Church campaign. My task? Reaching out, engaging in and encouraging conversation on social media with 18- to 34-year-olds who feel disconnected from the church—as well as those who have chosen to stay—about the intersections of faith, […]

Deployed to help: Churches plan ministries with military families

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn.—If your congregation is seeking ways to reach out to military families, New Providence United Methodist Church, on the Tennessee-Kentucky border, might inspire you. Just six miles from the Fort Campbell Army base in Kentucky, New Providence is home to many retired soldiers and their families. They know what it is like to have […]