At Una Familia, mothers and volunteers work with children in a summer tutoring program on Virginia's Eastern Shore. Leaders of Una Familia took part in the Ministry Accelerator workshops to help them expand the size and impact of their ministry. Photos by David B. Hollingsworth
Virginia United Methodists are helping established ministries expand by teaching them new skills in a two-day “accelerator” program.
Leaders and their staffs need a diverse array of conversation partners to navigate institutional leadership today. Start by introducing your colleagues to your cellphone contacts and Facebook friends, writes the executive director of Leadership Education at Duke Divinity.
In the midst of a painful health crisis, a simple prayer revealed God’s presence not only in the midst of the writer’s own suffering, but also in the suffering of others.
Participants in the Durham Pilgrimage of Pain and Hope walk through the N.C. city. The pilgrimage teaches about the pain, pride and suffering of the city's people. Photos courtesy of DurhamCares.
Going on a “pilgrimage of pain and hope” in your own city is a spiritual discipline with the power to transform your relationship with a place and its people, writes a pilgrimage participant and leader.
Biking is much more than just a way to get around, says the executive director of the Massachusetts Council of Churches. In her new book, “Holy Spokes,” she writes about the way that urban cycling has led to an urban spirituality as well.
The Rev. David M. Wilson, of the UMC's Oklahoma Indian Missionary Conference, made many trips to the Standing Rock encampment to support his fellow Native Americans. Photos courtesy of David M. Wilson
Supporting protestors in North Dakota was an act of solidarity and Christian witness for the conference superintendent of the Oklahoma Indian Missionary Conference of the United Methodist Church.
Frank Yamada took over as executive director of The Association of Theological Schools on July 1. Photo by Lynda Scahill/Simply Sisters Photography
The new executive director of The Association of Theological Schools talks about his vision for the organization and why he is hopeful about the future of the church and theological education.