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On Keeping Quiet and Feeling Alone: A personal story for Mental Health Awareness month of May

by Laura Coward A few years ago I met with a new personal trainer at my gym. Without any races coming up, I was having trouble sticking to a workout schedule. At least, that’s what I told him. We spent the first 20 minutes of the meeting laughing about the worst workouts/exercises we’ve paid to […]

Director of Faith Formation for Youth and Young Adults Announced

Rev. Wendy Mohler-Seib has been selected to be the first director of faith formation for youth and young adults for the Richard and Julia Wilke Institute for Discipleship at Southwestern College. She will begin her new position July 1. Mohler-Seib’s primary responsibility will be to work within a 350-mile radius of the college to identify […]

United Methodist young people’s healthcare concerns aired in D.C.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. Aug. 20, 2015 /Discipleship Ministries/ – For United Methodist young adult Kyle Ormiston, whether to eat or fill an $850 monthly prescription was a dilemma, but he said the decision was obvious: “In the long term, eating won that battle.” Ormiston’s story about facing stressful health care decisions post-college was one of many […]

Downtown churches meet growing needs of younger congregations

“It will be extremely communal,” Hagans said of the smaller sessions. “It will be more about relationships and how we live our faith in day-to-day life, rather than strictly biblical. There will be ‘radical transparency’ around brokenness, without being judged or condemned.”

Young Adults Explore their Calling in Denver

Across the country, Friday morning will bring over 400 hundred  18-25 year old young adults packing bags, climbing into cars, and boarding airplanes. Their destination? Exploration 2013, a weekend conference for young adults discerning a call towards ordained ministry. This biannual event is sponsored by the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry. The Exploration Design […]

Students and mental health issues: a church response

By Beth Cooper, Special Contributor… Answers to questions raised by the tragic shootings this summer in Aurora, Colo., by a student dropout, need to look well beyond condemnation of senseless incidents of random violence, the need for gun control and explanations of why bad things happen to good people. There is a connection between several […]