United Methodist Now- a new biweekly newsletter

 

The United Methodist Church invites you to check out their new biweekly e-newsletter specially created for all church members. United Methodist Now will highlight examples of Christian living, share inspirational messages and focus on what it means to be part of our connection. You can subscribe for free. Some samples from the first edition: What to watch for in "The Shack:"  United Methodist pastors’ advice The movie version of the 2007 best-selling book "The Shack" is a hot box office ticket these days, but its unorthodox representation of the Trinity could unsettle some believers. We asked United Methodist clergy how they think the pop culture phenomenon integrates with Christian faith. A Wesley hymn devotion for Lent There are many ways to find added meaning in this season of preparation for Easter. Writer Joe Iovino looks at how Charles Wesley’s “Come, Sinners, to the Gospel Feast” reminds us that Lent is not only a time for engaging in reflection but also a time to extend welcome. Women who made history We celebrate Women’s History Month in March. Did you know the U.S. holiday dedicated to moms was started by two Methodist women?

Resources for Vital Congregations

 

CHURCH LEADERSHIP

Lewis Center for Church Leadership

Lewis Center for Church Leadership: Books

Lewis Center for Church Leadership: Serve Your Neighbor

GBHEM Leadership Resources

eLEAD

Living Faithfully: Human Sexuality and the United Methodist Church

Englewood Book Review

Five Practices of Fruitful Congregations

Ted Talks: The Golden Circle

Ted Talks: The Power of Vulnerability

Ted Talks: The Price of Invulnerability

Design Thinking

Meditations on the Ministry of All Christians

DISCIPLE FORMATION:

Be A Disciple

A Disciple’s Path; A Guide for United Methodist

Lewis Center for Church Leadership: Adult Christian Studies from the Wesley Ministry Network

Traveling Together: A Guide for Disciple Forming Congregations

WESLEYAN STUDIES:

Living As United Methodist Christians

Methodist Doctrine: The Essentials

Reclaiming our Wesleyan Tradition: John Wesley’s Sermons for Today

John Wesley Sermons: Anthology

REACHING PEOPLE:

Get Their Name

Evangelism & Theology in the Wesleyan Spirit

Canoeing the Mountains

Fresh Expressions

Fresh Expressions: Dinner Church

Lewis Center for Church Leadership: Reach New Disciples

Lewis Center for Church Leadership: 50 Ways to Reach People

Community: The Structure of Belonging

RESOURCES TO CONNECT WITH THE COMMUNITY:

Institute for Emerging Issues

Congregations 4 Children

GRANTS:

The Royce and Jane Reynolds Ministry Fund Grants

The Duke Endowment

 

 

 

 

 

 

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