Praying With Mind, Spirit and Body: It Will Change Your Life!

Rev. Bobbie McKay, Ph.D., is a UCC  minister, author, and licensed psychologist. Rev. McKay co-created The Spiritual Health Center, NFP and conducted a research study on Spiritual Life in the United Church of Christ. Based on the findings of this study, “Spiritual Life Teams” were born and the study has been extended into the Episcopal Church, the Catholic Church and the…

Do Open and Affirming (ONA) Congregations Have More Vitality?

Rev. Dr. Chris Davies is the Team Leader for Faith Education, Innovation and Formation.  She focuses on spiritual innovation, resourcing local congregations, and helping vision towards the future of the church I have often heard questions about the correlation between a church’s status as an ONA church and their congregational vitality. While we can clearly…

Why is Giving Rising Among UCC Members?

When I go to wider church gatherings, I almost invariably hear some form of the same lament about declining giving in the United Church of Christ. A colleague or a layperson from another UCC setting will talk about the sadness of decreasing annual pledging, decreasing giving to Our Church’s Wider Mission, and decreasing funds going…

Call for Blog Contributors

Do you possess: An ability to write for a theologically diverse UCC audience? A passion for research and statistics and, specifically, how research and statistics can be useful in the context of ministry and the church? An ability to interpret information in understandable, engaging ways? A commitment to using gender-inclusive or gender non-specific language when…