Nathan Stanton

Acknowledging difficult relationships in organizations

November 26, 2014

Organizations are living, breathing places where relationships develop, grow, maintain, plateau and bring significance to the people’s lives that make up said organization. Those relationships also shape subsets of the organization as well, either by department, role within the organization or ...


More than a metaphor

May 29, 2014

The process of growing and sharing the Christian life  Living in a post-20th century Christianity, we know that people who risk checking out worship services are looking for something greater and deeper from life. This searching takes many forms — a father who works through the awkwardness of ...


Kansas author offers faith-sharing poetry

April 29, 2014

Poems by Millie Horlacher (PDF) specific to faith sharing ministry. About the author Millie Horlacher, a certified lay speaker, conducts spiritual growth studies and retreats. She has served as a spiritual growth coordinator for United Methodist Women on local, district, and conference levels. ...


An authentic walk in the Word

March 31, 2014

A story of Mike Cather's spiritual leadership journey (photo left). Standing six foot five inches, Mike Cather is easily located in a crowd. The former college basketball player is a full-time farmer, father, husband and long-time lay leader at Anthony United Methodist Church, in Harper County, ...


Building leaders and a church one group at a time

March 31, 2014

(How small groups helped the new church start called Water's Edge UMC, in Omaha, build a congregation.) The early Methodist movement was a movement of small groups. John Wesley would not spend time on people if they would not meet in the class meeting: May 26, 1759...”I found the little society ...


"Going Jesus" on your community

February 28, 2014

After this there was a Jewish festival, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem.  In Jerusalem near the Sheep Gate in the north city wall is a pool with the Aramaic name Bethsaida. It had five covered porches, and a crowd of people who were sick, blind, lame, and paralyzed sat there.  A certain man was there...