Churches Partner to Build Homes, Connections, and Community

By Brett Hetherington* Beyond the University of Mount of Union campus and the streets of downtown Alliance a new ministry thriving in the rural Alliance/Beloit community of Ohio is connecting churches, families, and Habitat for Humanity. Every-other year since 2011 churches in and around Alliance have been partnering to build houses for families in need. [...]

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 [...]

New Cooperative Parish Developing Culture of Call Ministry

By Rick Wolcott* Paragraph 206.1 of The Book of Discipline of The United Methodist Church 2016 states, “Local churches, with the guidance of the Holy Spirit, may enhance their witness to one another and to the world by showing forth the love of Jesus Christ through forms of mutual cooperation.” On Sunday, July 11 the [...]