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Timeline for Commission on a Way Forward
Posted by Erik Alsgaard on

  So, how did we get here? Here's a brief timeline of what The United Methodist Church says about homosexuality, and how the Commission a Way Forward was created and what it did.  General Conference 1968: The United Methodist Church was born by a union of The Methodist Church and...

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...