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  • Newsletters

    World Fellowship Sunday 2019

    Mennonite World Conference (MWC) has invited Anabaptist-related churches around the world to observe World Fellowshi...
  • E-ideas

    How does your church celebrate Christmas?

    We posed a question on the USMB Facebook account and searched through some church newsletters for a few good ideas t...
  • Newsletters

    #GivingTuesday

    #GivingTuesday was a success thanks to generous donors. We raised $13,000!...
  • E-ideas

    Use Falling Leaves to Reach Neighbors

    It’s time for leaves! What better time to connect with neighbors—ones who might need a little help raking their yard...
  • Conference

    ASCENT BASE CAMP

    USMB and the Southern District Convention (SDC) are partnering with Multiply and the c2cnetwork to offer this one-da...
  • Conference

    Study Conference: Women in Pastoral Ministry

    The U.S. Board of Faith and Life (BFL) will host a study conference to discuss what God’s Word says about women in m...
  • E-ideas

    Adopt an International Student

    A majority of international students who come to the U.S. are never invited into an American home, and studies show ...
  • Article

    Resolution regarding the Immigration Policy

    Resolution approved by delegates at the 2018 USMB Convention in Salt Lake City We recognize that immigration issues ...
  • Video

    LEAD Coaching is for YOU!

    LEAD Coaching is an effective Spirit-centered relationship. Coaching is an intentional, ongoing life-on-life relatio...
  • Newsletters

    Don Morris: Update (Aug, 2018)

    City Church celebrated Kingdom multiplication July 1 by baptizing six disciples into the family of God–with five of ...
  • Newsletters

    Don Morris: Update (June 2018)

    Update from Randy Friesen and Don Morris Our USMB family and our global MB family have been envisioning how we can b...
  • E-ideas

    3-2-1-Go!

    I know it can be easy to make assumptions about how many people may know Jesus around us, especially here in the Bib...
  • E-ideas

    Connect with your church via text!

    For the past month we have been using texting software at Grace Community Church and have had good results. I found ...
  • Video

    A practical way to reach your community

    Watch this exciting story from Dave Buller, associate pastor at North Oak Community Church in Hays, Kansas....
  • Newsletters

    Don Morris: Update (Apr. 2018)

    Snapshot Good Things are Happening at Lighthouse Church in Lakewood, Colorado Written by Josh Shaw The wilderness is...
  • E-ideas

    Extending your website’s reach

    Communication is vital. Technology is a powerful tool. Quick access to resources, training and teachings are the wav...
  • The Explicit Gospel

    THE EXPLICIT GOSPEL By Matt Chandler Matt Chandler, lead pastor of The Village Church in the Dallas metro-plex, has ...
  • E-ideas

    Paint Party!

    What is one thing that kids love to do and parents put off because of the mess it creates? You guessed it: painting!...
  • E-ideas

    Receiving the Offering

    Many struggle with the best way to receive the offering, asking questions such as: When is the best time to pass the...
  • Newsletters

    Don Morris: Update (Feb. 2018)

    Snapshot Read the latest update from the USMB national director, Don Morris Axiom Church has a new home After severa...
  • E-ideas

    Thoughts on opting out of Social Security

    Periodically I am asked whether it is smart for a pastor to opt out of Social Security. It is likely that all of you...
  • E-ideas

    Compliment Your Neighbor’s Christmas Lights

    A good way to get to know your neighbors and build relationships is to take note of the homes in your neighborhood t...
  • Video

    Moving the Race Conversation Forward

    This video was shown at the LEAD One events in May, October and December of 2017. Although some of this information ...
  • E-ideas

    Reach Your Community with a Little Free Library

    About a year ago, my family placed a Little Free Library in our front yard. We fill our box with books and watch wit...
  • E-ideas

    Protect Your Congregation from a Gunman

    Recently we all heard about a tragic shooting in a church, this one in Sutherland Springs, Texas. The loss of life a...
  • E-ideas

    Make Your Church a Place of Refuge

      The E-idea this week is excerpted from an article by Adam Stadtmiller published in CT Pastors, a Christianity...
  • Newsletters

    Don Morris: Update (Oct. 2017)

    Snapshot Dear Friends, We have been busy implementing new church planting partnerships, and I think you’ll be excite...
  • E-ideas

    Complainer or Problem Solver?

    People often bring a complaint to the pastor, or point out something that they think needs to be changed or improved...
  • E-ideas

    LINEUP to welcome new people

    The congregation at Pine Acres Church in Weatherford, Oklahoma, is learning a new and simple way to greet new people...
  • Video

    Reconciliation: Crooked cop pairs up with the man he framed.

    Watch this excellent (and hard to believe) example of forgiveness and reconciliation. With God, all things are possi...
  • E-ideas

    Looking After Orphans and Widows

    Submitted by Gary Wall “Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans an...
  • E-ideas

    E-idea of the Week!

    Praying While Walking I’ve heard it said many times that you can’t be mad at a person you are praying fo...
  • E-ideas

    E-engage with your church family

    We’re always working to engage with our church family (and our community) throughout the week in ways that are...
  • Conference

    Equipping Church Planters and Multipliers

    Exponential Conferences are the largest annual gatherings of church planting leaders on the planet! Exponential even...
  • Video

    What does USMB offer?

    The mission of USMB is to resource and assist our MB churches to maximize their full God-given ministry potential. W...
  • Conference

    Multiply Conference coming in April

    April 25-26, 2018 Multiply is a conference for all church leaders who seek to multiply the Kingdom of God through th...
  • E-ideas

    10B and 10A Shepherding

    Would it be fair to assume that many church members, attenders and guests sometimes wonder whether the lead pastor h...
  • E-ideas

    Three-Minute Rule

    It is great to see our friends and family at our church gatherings on Sunday. We can’t wait to see them after the se...
  • E-ideas

    Tweet it!

    Here’s a simple idea to get a little more traction with your main sermon points, especially with the younger crowd: ...
  • E-ideas

    Postcard Encouragement

    Several years ago we started the habit of praying for our church family by using postcards with the words, “We...
  • E-ideas

    Connect with your community

    Many of our smaller towns have a festival and/or a parade to celebrate holidays. Our town festival is next week (Fat...
  • Video

    Addressing Racism in the Church and Community

    In the video below, Pastor Terry Hunt shares his perspective on racial tension in the our churches and our communiti...
  • E-ideas

    Ask Questions

    Mission drove Jesus. His unquenchable heart to reach people pulsed from the core of His being and emanated through H...
  • E-ideas

    Adopt a School

    At Grace Community Church, a really fun thing we do is to “adopt” an elementary school in our neighborhood. Here are...
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