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Out-Preached at the Super Bowl

Out-Preached at the Super Bowl

“The ancient Greeks had four words for love.” That was all I needed to hear to turn my attention away from my Facebook page to the television screen. Like millions of Americans, I was sitting in front of the television with the Super Bowl on, and also like at least...

The Best Laid Plans

The Best Laid Plans

Have you ever prepared for a presentation, planning out your key points, creating a PowerPoint, memorizing your wording exactly, and then the day of the event completely scrap your entire plan and just wing it? That’s pretty much what I did a few weeks ago. My mom had...

Stepping up to Supervision Provides Valuable Tools for Church Leadership

Stepping up to Supervision Provides Valuable Tools for Church Leadership

Rev. Susan Beaumont, author of How to Lead When You Don’t Know Where You’re Going and When Moses Meets Aaron: Staffing and Supervision in Large CongregationsIn mid-March, the Rev. Susan Beaumont, a leading voice in resourcing church leaders, will come to Arkansas to...

A Paper Mache Church

A Paper Mache Church

Art classes were still an important part of the elementary school curriculum when I was in the first grade. While I don’t remember much about my art career because it was not at all memorable, I do remember venturing into the world of paper-mache and discovering what...

More Than NumbersPart 2: The Center for Administrative Services

More Than Numbers
Part 2: The Center for Administrative Services

When you think of budgets, audits, computer crashes and taxes, do any happy or joyful thoughts come to mind? They definitely do not for me. But have you stepped foot in the Arkansas Conference of the United Methodist Church Center for Administrative Services? Simply...

2 Arkansans Serve the World as Global Mission Fellows

2 Arkansans Serve the World as Global Mission Fellows

Andrew Fleming (front left) and Tony Elkins (back left) share a meal together with two others. Andrew and Anthony are Arkansas Methodists serving the world in different mission areas as Global Mission Fellows. || Photo provided by Andrew FlemingShortly after...

Q&A w/ Von Unruh

Q&A w/ Von Unruh

This winter quarter, the Adult Bible Studies curriculum, used in UM Sunday School classrooms across the U.S., was co-written by two people with Arkansas connections. Rev. Dr. Michelle J. Morris, writer of the student book, here interviews Rev. Dr. Von Unruh, writer of...