The Church Must Tackle Its Real Estate Crisis

The Church Must Tackle Its Real Estate Crisis

Originally published in the United Methodist News Service While The United Methodist Church debates societal issues — LGBTQ rights, Black Lives Matter, welcome of refugees and the like — its congregations’ real estate is eating away at the denomination and threatening its viability. Before the COVID-19 pandemic, 75 to 100 houses of worship were closing…

Keeping a Sense of Humor: Lent Madness and other Ministry Adventures

I met Rev. Tim Schenck on an all-expense-paid trip to Jordan a few years ago.  Yeah, ministry has its perks every once in a while.  Among the amazing bloggers and influencers I met on that trip, Tim came across to me as someone who had successfully incorporated a smart sense of humor into his vocation,…

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