Margie Briggs is a certified lay minister who serves as pastor of Calhoun and Drake’s Chapel United Methodist churches in Missouri. She wrote a book, Can You Just Get Them Through Until Christmas?, about more than 10 years as a lay minister to the two small rural churches.

Leading Ideas Birthday party for Jesus

Margie Briggs, pastor of two small churches in Missouri, describes how the annual tradition of hosting a “birthday party for Jesus” has attracted children and…