Faith Sharing

Evangelism
The Rev. Alan Masimba Gurupira (center), officiates a ceremony to present motorbikes to five pastors of the Mutasa Nyanga District of Zimbabwe on July 20. Listening are the Rev. Tafadzwa Musona (left, in red), district superintendent; and the Rev. Duncan Charwadza (right, behind bike), Connectional Ministries director and Deputy Administrative Assistant to the Bishop. The motorbikes were a gift from Mutasa Nyanga Homelink, a group of church members originally from the district, who pool their resources to support the pastors. Photo by  Eveline Chikwanah, UM News.

Motorbikes ease travel for rural pastors in Zimbabwe

No longer walking many miles to reach parishioners, clergy will have more time to do actual ministry.
Evangelism
Phyllis Terwilliger takes note of the height of tomato stakes at The Giving Garden, a ministry of Franklin (Tenn.) First United Methodist Church that donates the food grown there to people in need. She and her husband, the Rev. Mark Terwilliger, from Countryside Community Church, a United Methodist fellowship in Clarks Summit, Pa., were attending the 2019 United Methodist Creation Care Summit in Nashville, Tenn. Photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.

Urgency needed to combat climate change

United Methodists agreed at a conference on climate change that the church must be more systemic and aggressive to help keep the planet Earth supporting human life.
Evangelism
Wayne Worth (right) embraces Roger outside his home in Fisher, W.Va. Worth, a member of United Methodist Temple in Clarksburg, was passing out flyers containing information about local resources for anyone struggling with addiction, when he met Roger.

Outreach ministry for addiction is simple, effective

For the cost of a ream of paper and some printer ink, a United Methodist layperson in West Virginia is confronting his state’s opioid epidemic one door at a time.
General Agencies
The Rev. Junius B. Dotson, top executive of Discipleship Ministries, lays out his agency’s plans to help United Methodists reach people for Jesus. He addressed his agency’s board in March 2017 in Nashville, Tenn. Photo by Heather Hahn, UMNS.

Discipleship Ministries restructures

The new organization will combine the work now housed under new church starts, leadership ministries and young people’s ministries into a single area.

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