This Month's Issue

Images by Muriel Bello

In December Columbia Union Conference leaders held a luncheon to affirm and express appreciation to the women clergy who serve in the Columbia Union. About 40 attendees (pictured above), including 20 women pastors, several conference presidents and ministerial directors and union officers gathered to talk about the outcome and implications of the vote at the 2018 Annual Council meetings, how women pastors are being treated at their home churches, what questions they have and receive and how the union can help.

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If you’re trying to grow your online ministry, you may run into a crisis and need to act fast before the news spreads.

“The digital age has brought about a few realities that have impacted how we handle a crisis,” says Celeste Ryan Blyden, vice president for Strategic Communication and Public Relations for the Columbia Union Conference. “Social media has redefined
the term ‘breaking news’ because while it is happening, people have their cells phones going, recording video or are on Facebook Live. They will take you to the event or situation in real time.”

In the Center for Online Evangelism podcast, Blyden shares tips on how your organization can prepare for potential crises in our changing world.