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Change Makers create new kind of church
Posted by Melissa Lauber on

Change-makers gather The church must rediscover its relevance, the Change-makers believe. It has the resources, it has the good ideas. It has the will and the way. What it is missing is imagination. And so, they offer opportunities for people to get out of their contexts and into their...

Expert explores vibrant youth ministry
Posted by Erik Alsgaard on

The Rev. Mark DeVries, an expert in sustainable youth ministry, presents a workshop at Bethany UMC in Ellicott City Oct. 20. The definition of youth ministry, according to Mark DeVries, is “one failure after another, with enthusiasm.” DeVries, the founder of Ministry Architects in...

Campus Ministry relies on Student Day gifts
Posted by Melissa Lauber on

United Methodist Student Day is Nov. 25. On this Special Sunday, churches are asked to take up a Special Offering to support scholarships nationally, and to assist four area campus ministries using this link. Half of the amount collected will go to scholarships and the other half to BWC campus...