Local pastors on the rise
Non-ordained, non-seminary-trained clergy are growing in number and serving in a variety of roles in The United Methodist Church.
Pastor named ‘Bible’ leads 4 mountain churches
At 78, he’s in his third decade of ministry, and still farming on the side. But he’s had to give up river baptisms.
Candler students supporting death-row inmate
Kelly Gissendaner is scheduled for execution Sept. 29 for the 1998 murder of her husband.
Planting seeds of hope for Hispanic Ministries
The Rev. José Palos, founding director of the National Plan for Hispanic/Latino Ministry, shares his perspective.
Part-time pastors claiming more pulpits
As ordained elder numbers decline, The United Methodist Church is depending more on bivocational and other part-time local pastors.