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University church keeps young adults engaged

By Renee Elder, Special Contributor… Many United Methodist congregations watch helplessly as their high school graduates fade from view, “graduating out of the church” as they leave high school, says the Rev. Dana McKim, pastor of The Village Church at Pfeiffer University. “Local churches don’t know what to do with them,” Mr. McKim explains. “Sunday […]

Leap of faith – Texas church invests big in new service, young pastor

PLANO, Texas—The Rev. Arthur Jones was nervous. His church was betting $2.1 million on him. In just a few days St. Andrew United Methodist Church in Plano, a suburb of Dallas, would launch The Well, a contemporary service aiming to reach younger people with Mr. Jones, 28, at the helm. Press releases had gone out. […]