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Simply Evangelism – Getting To Know the Neighbors | Vital Congregations

Simply Evangelism – Getting To Know the Neighbors | Vital Congregations | United Methodist Vital Congregations | Scoop.it
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Why Are American Kids So Spoiled?

Why Are American Kids So Spoiled? | United Methodist Vital Congregations | Scoop.it
What values do we convey by turning our homes into warehouses for dolls? By assigning our kids chores and then rewarding them when they screw up?

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Religious life thriving on campus - UMC.org

Religious life thriving on campus - UMC.org | United Methodist Vital Congregations | Scoop.it
Religion is back on campus, but in forms that might surprise those thinking only in terms of the traditional roles of organized churches in higher education. The science-oriented Massachusetts Institute of Technology has hired ...
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PNWUMC @ #WJUMC – Conquer your fear: be of “good courage”

PNWUMC @ #WJUMC – Conquer your fear: be of “good courage” | United Methodist Vital Congregations | Scoop.it
Bishop Hagiya commented that the UMC is in a state of fear. The Church as a body is ... Contact jlove@pnwumc.org if you would like to learn more and connect with these communications outlets. Twitter - Facebook · Tweet ...
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Translation, not just Interpretation

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PHOTOS: Most And Least Christian States In America

PHOTOS: Most And Least Christian States In America | United Methodist Vital Congregations | Scoop.it
Click through the slideshow to see most and least Christian states in the United States: A study measuring religious bodies in the United States called the, “2010 U.S.
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Churches vital to building faith | Bryan/College Station, Texas - The Eagle

Churches vital to building faith | Bryan/College Station, Texas - The Eagle | United Methodist Vital Congregations | Scoop.it

 Churches vital to building faith: First, Jesus established the Church (in a universal...

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MediaPost Publications Gen Y Dissected: Six Types Of Millennials 04/16/2012

MediaPost Publications Gen Y Dissected: Six Types Of Millennials 04/16/2012 | United Methodist Vital Congregations | Scoop.it
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Religion News Service | Faith | Doctrine & Practice | Atheists rally on National Mall in show of political force

Religion News Service | Faith | Doctrine & Practice | Atheists rally on National Mall in show of political force | United Methodist Vital Congregations | Scoop.it

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WASHINGTON (RNS) Atheists and nonbelievers gathered on the National Mall Saturday (March 24) in a bid to show politicians, voters and even themselves that they have grown into a force to be recognized and reckoned with.

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The Boomerang Generation - Pew Research Center

The Boomerang Generation - Pew Research Center | United Methodist Vital Congregations | Scoop.it

What does this mean for churches trying to reach out to young adults?

 

Large majorities of young adults ages 25 to 34 who are living at home with parents say they're satisfied with that arrangement and upbeat about their future finances.
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Faith itself is the tree without roots. It's grounded in nothing.

Faith itself is the tree without roots. It's grounded in nothing. | United Methodist Vital Congregations | Scoop.it

This article caused me to consider the "mission field" and better understand those who are openly against religion of any sort. 

"Faith itself is the tree without roots. It's grounded in nothing."

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MISSIONS FOCUS: Ending hunger in 5 years ‘doable’ - UMC.org

MISSIONS FOCUS: Ending hunger in 5 years ‘doable’ - UMC.org | United Methodist Vital Congregations | Scoop.it
Is ending Rev. David Beckmann says it's possible to end hunger in America in 5 years? What do you think?
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Small Groups Are In Our DNA

Small Groups Are In Our DNA | United Methodist Vital Congregations | Scoop.it
By the Rev. Steven Manskar

DNA is the genetic material that determines physical traits and characteristics. The composition of your DNA determines if you have brown or blue or green eyes, dark o...

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Is the Church's Pursuit of the Young Adult Doomed? - Patheos.com - Day1.org

Is the Church's Pursuit of the Young Adult Doomed? - Patheos.com - Day1.org | United Methodist Vital Congregations | Scoop.it
It seems that everywhere you look today, the church, especially within historic traditions, is talking about reaching that ever-elusive young adult demographic.
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Wesleyan Wisdom: Using Internet and more, small churches can be vital

Wesleyan Wisdom: Using Internet and more, small churches can be vital | United Methodist Vital Congregations | Scoop.it
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The coming church budget crunch » The Methoblog

The coming church budget crunch » The Methoblog | United Methodist Vital Congregations | Scoop.it
My friend was unflinching. “Isn't it just always that way? That's the group that has the most to give, so they give most of the money.” After all, my friend's church looks healthy. The UMC would consider it a “vital congregation.” ...
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Christianity Today Liveblog: Confidence in U.S. Churches Hits All-Time Low

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Thoughts on George Hunter's New Book on Evangelism » The ...

Thoughts on George Hunter's New Book on Evangelism » The ... | United Methodist Vital Congregations | Scoop.it
The keys to reclaiming our heritage is to realize that we are to be a lay movement within the established church. The problem is that what used to be a vital lay movement has now become the established church.
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United Methodists ready to Change the World - UMC.org

United Methodists ready to Change the World - UMC.org | United Methodist Vital Congregations | Scoop.it
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Home > Our World > News (Don’t just go to church. Be the church!
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General Conference 2012 | The United Methodist Church - UMC.org

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How Americans Lost Trust in Our Greatest Institutions

How Americans Lost Trust in Our Greatest Institutions | United Methodist Vital Congregations | Scoop.it
It's not just Washington. Across the country, citizens' faith in their city halls, newspapers, and churches is fading.
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Hope rises above flood damage in Minot - UMC.org

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Dynamic ‘nones’ hold key to future of American religion | Ahead of the Trend

Dynamic ‘nones’ hold key to future of American religion | Ahead of the Trend | United Methodist Vital Congregations | Scoop.it

Ahead of the Trend?

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Do you have a science-friendly church? - Think Christian

Do you have a science-friendly church? - Think Christian | United Methodist Vital Congregations | Scoop.it
Healthy churches are learning communities. We ask questions about God; we teach the story of God in Scripture; we expand our knowledge through Bible studies and adult education; we discourage ignorance.
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Team Work Works! | Toward Vitality

Team Work Works! | Toward Vitality | United Methodist Vital Congregations | Scoop.it
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