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9 Strategies for Meeting People and Learning Their Needs

9 Strategies for Meeting People and Learning Their NeedsStreet ministry is simply walking around where people are hanging out and inviting them people into conversation.By Elizabeth Mae Magill Street ministry is simply walking around in areas where people are hanging out, inviting people into conversation where they are. Here are some things we learned through […]

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Allen T. Stanton: Community Engagement and the Rural Church

Allen T. Stanton: Community Engagement and the Rural ChurchChurches can do more to engage their communities—and the effort does not need to be flashy or expensive. It can be as simple as chopping wood.By Allen T. Stanton In conversations with people across North Carolina, I’ve noticed that people speak about rural communities in one of […]

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The church exists to evangelize

The church exists to evangelizeEvangelization involves our being agents of the Holy Spirit in helping people have a profound experience of Jesus and his love.By Archbishop William E. Lori In 1975 Blessed Pope Paul VI, issued a landmark document, “Evangelii Nuntiandi” (“Evangelization in the Modern World”). Drawing together the teaching of the Second Vatican Council, […]

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Reclaiming an Original Methodist Practice

Reclaiming an Original Methodist PracticeWhen the Wesley brothers convened meetings, they always included an opportunity for people to share their struggles and hope in Christ.By Jack Jackson Over the past fourteen months, as we’ve all tried to do the best we can during this pandemic season, I’ve missed many things about the way my Christian […]

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