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Turned Off, Fed Up, Dropped Out: Can the United Church of Christ Become a Home for Disaffected Evangelical Millennials and Other Church Dropouts?

Rev. Chris Xenakis is a UCC pastor currently serving Groton Community Church (UCC) in Central New York. In addition, he is an adjunct lecturer at SUNY-Cortland, teaching courses this year on world politics, democracy, U.S. foreign policy and multiculturalism. Chris has written numerous books and articles, which can be found on his blog. Young Evangelicals are leaving the…

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Mixed Results

Rev. Beth Lyon is Pastor of Glenside United Church of Christ in Glenside, Pennsylvania. She has been an Ordained Minister since 1986, serving congregations in Pennsylvania and North Carolina.     There’s no secret about the main way we used to get new church members in the mainline Protestant church. You took two parents who…

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The First 100 Days

We find ourselves at the beginning of another new year. The twelfth day of Christmas has passed and the magi found their way to the manager via the bright star God placed in the sky. This event signaled the dawn of a new era for humankind, a new way of being in the world, and…