body of Christ

Blessing your community

By Brett DeHart How can a small and shrinking church, which no longer matches the demographics of its community, be faithful to the task of making disciples of Jesus Christ? That is the question many smaller churches across the country face. It is the question that 170-member Austell First United Methodist Church has tackled head-on. […]

The marks of Christ and his Church

By Jason E. Vickers The United Methodist (EUB) Confession of Faith identifies four marks of the church: oneness, holiness, catholicity, and apostolicity. These four marks are not original with the Confession of Faith. They derive directly from the Nicene Creed (325 AD), and therefore they originate in the theological reflections of the early church fathers. […]