After two years of planning the First “UMC-Congress” brought over 1.000 participants from Germany, Switzerland and Austria of Europe together in the newly erected City Hall of Reutlingen,Germany. Achim Härtner, the Foundation for Evangelism’s E. Stanley Jones Professor of Evangelism at Reutlingen School of Theology (RTS) from the very beginning was deeply involved in planning and [...]
ESJ Professor Plays Key Role in First German UM Congress
If Frankie Hopper has a superpower, it’s like X-ray vision, except that he sees through the humdrum landscape of Henry County to discover those who are in need.
“The Lord showed me the homeless — in my community,” says the McDonough resident, a retired Army lieutenant colonel with a bad back and a good heart. “They’re not just downtown.”
With the question, “Who Am I,” Dr. Andrew “Andy” Root began the 2012 Wallace Chappell Lecture Series at Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, DC. Through his research, writing and work as the Carrie Olson Baalson Chair of Youth and Family Ministry at Luther Seminary, Dr. Root brings a fresh approach to evangelism for reaching today’s [...]
is the 2012 Distinguished Evangelist of The United Methodist Church. He recently spoke at The Foundation for Evangelism’s Annual Banquet at Lake Junaluska, N.C. We asked him a few questions about receiving this award and about his own personal faith journey. Here’s what he had to say…
The Foundation for Evangelism announces Rev. Charles Anderson, Directing Pastor at University United Methodist Church in San Antonio, Texas, as the 2012 Distinguished Evangelist of The United Methodist Church. Rev. Anderson has served at University UMC since 2006, and during his time there has helped the congregation change its model of ministry to one that [...]
A partnership of three congregations in Las Vegas is the recipient of The Foundation for Evangelism’s 2012 Culture of the Call Church Award. University United Methodist Church, Las Naciones United Methodist Fellowship and First Filipino United Methodist Fellowship were presented the award at the Desert Southwest Annual Conference in June.
A pastor leading rural Arkansas congregations with aging populations had a first: He baptized a baby in one of the churches.
In Texas, a church facing closure accomplished more than keeping its doors open. Weekly attendance has bumped up, from 65 to 75.
And an East Coast city church has more curb appeal, a friendlier atmosphere and a renewed mission.
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