Turning a Mission Trip into an Ongoing Ministry

By Brett Hetherington* Building a connection point to the community your church is a part of can often be a daunting task. The default setting for many is to invite people to come into the church building. But the leadership of Crossroads United Methodist Church (Tuscarawas District) has found a different way to engage the [...]

Stepping Forward Together in Faith: Congregation and Faith Community Merge to Reach New People for Christ

By Rick Wolcott* “Today is a service of commissioning where we are bringing together two churches that have been meeting in this space for seven years now, Regeneration a faith community and Otterbein United Methodist Church, and we’re marking coming together and sending out,” said the Rev. Kyle Tennant during the Sunday, June 13 service [...]

Christ is Alive in the Mission Ministry of Fitchville UMC

By Rev. Kathy Dickriede* We are called to make and mature disciples of Jesus Christ so that we can transform the world – but that transformation doesn’t always happen overnight. The congregation of Fitchville UMC (Firelands District) is excited to see that a decision made in 2015 will soon make life easier for people it [...]