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 [...]

Friday Fundays in Chandlersville Plant Seeds of Faith through Church Partnerships

By Brett Hetherington* The summer months have long held the promise of adventure for children. School is not in session, parks are open, sports leagues are up and running. But there is still a small void in the life of each child in a community – no matter where that community might be – that [...]

Ministering Through Trauma: Christian Children’s Home of Ohio

By Brett Hetherington* “And I will give them one heart, and a new spirit I will put within them. I will remove the heart of stone from their flesh and give them a heart of flesh.” - Ezekiel 11.19 (ESV) These words are a promise of God to the prophet Ezekiel of what He will [...]