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Volunteer Recruitment

How to recruit volunteers: When begging doesn’t work

By using some innovative and creative means of promoting the need for volunteers, you can let people know about service opportunities without turning them off. Read More

Leader Resource

In Christ we are are a new creation (2 Cor. 5:17). Image by Michael McFatridge,

New Year’s resolutions to equip new leaders!

Do you want to get your church hopping in the New Year? Check out these six motivating and inspiring ways to get your new leaders off to a positive start. Read More

Worship Resource

A time to laugh: Using humor in worship

Humor can be a non-threatening, yet meaningful, way to communicate God's love. Read More


Best New Year’s resolutions for connecting with your community

Check out these fantastic ways your church can connect with people on their journey to keep the most common New Year's resolutions. Read More

Sermon Ideas

New life sprouting from a crack in asphalt. Photo by Skeeze,

5 interesting sermon topics to reach people in the new year

Many people resolve to pay more attention to their spiritual life, and worship attendance spikes. Maximize the impact of your service with these great sermon ideas. Read More

Leader Resource

The new year is the perfect time for your church to brainstorm and set goals. Photo by Breakingpic,

New year: A time for brainstorming, goal setting

With the beginning of a new calendar year, it’s New Year’s resolution time. This is a perfect time for your church to take advantage of the universal goal-setting, fresh-start mindset.
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Multimedia Resource

The Rev. Julie Boone leads worship at McKendree United Methodist Church in Lawrenceville, Ga. Photo by Kathleen Barry, United Methodist Communications.

PowerPoint tools and timing techniques for churches

Follow these tips for incorporating sound and more effectively timing slide transitions to help elevate the flow of your worship service. Read More

Ministry Resource

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United Methodism

Communion. Photo by Kathleen Barry, United Methodist Communications.

Teaching the who, what and why of The United Methodist Church

If someone were to ask a member of your congregation, "What is a United Methodist?" what would you want them to say? Or not say? Read More