by Susan Passi-Klaus (UMNS) The Rev. Russell Clark is a passionate man. As pastor of First United Methodist Church in Reddick, Fla., the go-getter likes to shake things up at the 105-member church. Wait. One hundred and five members? That Continue reading Church Vitality: What Is the Secret to Growth?
by Heather Hahn, UMNS For many United Methodists, evangelism is an uneasy word. It conjures images of someone on a busy street corner handing out Bible tracts or perhaps a missionary on the doorstep interrupting an already-hectic Saturday morning. Neither Continue reading Five Ways to Reclaim Wesleyan Evangelism
By UMTV Heather Hahn, (UMNS) LITTLE ROCK, Ark. Ten years ago, the ministry of Oak Forest United Methodist Church appeared to be flatlining. Its neighborhood was declining, and so was its membership. A core of mostly elderly worshippers was all Continue reading Church Turns Mission Into Members
Heather Hahn, UMNS Editor’s Note: As The United Methodist Church focuses on vital congregations and responding to membership trends around the globe, United Methodist News Service is taking a close look at church vitality. This is the first in an Continue reading Church vitality: How do you define it?