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Musicians perform contemporary Christian music at a youth conference in 2015. Photo courtesy of Discipleship Ministries.

Finding contemporary songs in Wesleyan tradition

Worship leaders and music ministers can use a new online tool to select contemporary worship songs that most closely align with Wesleyan theology. Read More

Wesley pilgrims are inspired by visiting historic sites like Francis Asbury's childhood home. Photo by Kathleen Barry, United Methodist Communications.

Slideshow: 2016 Wesley Pilgrimage in England

Participants of the 2016 Wesley Pilgrimage in England visited sites of the early Methodist movement. These photographs show what they experienced as they traveled, worshiped, and learned together. Read More

Children at West Nashville United Methodist Church receive new backpacks for school during a “blessing of the backpacks.” 2011 file photo by Kathleen Barry, United Methodist Communications.

United Methodist Back-to-School Blessing

As families and students and teachers prepare for school, take time for prayer too. View

Wesley pilgrims learn a great deal about John Wesley, but the pilgrimage is ultimately about their relationship with Jesus Christ. Photo by Kathleen Barry, United Methodist Communications.

Wesley pilgrims visit the past to shape the future

Touring historic sites in England encourages United Methodists to continue the early Methodist ministry of growing together as disciples of Jesus Christ. Read More

LEAD - sessions held Friday, Feb. 15, 2013 at the University of Nevada Las Vegas.  Carl Gladstone, pastor and musician sings with his wife, Annie, during LEAD 2013. A UMNS photo by Kathleen Barry.

Top 100 contemporary Christian songs

Find out what copyrighted songs congregations who subscribe to CCLI use the most. More

Multimedia Bundles

These multimedia study series include videos to make messages come to life, graphics for worship and outreach resources to engage your community. More

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History of Hymns

This series highlights the history, text and theological meaning of a variety of hymns, both traditional and contemporary. More

Children learn vacation Bible school songs at First United Methodist Church, Pasadena, Calif. Photo courtesy of First United Methodist Church, Pasadena.

Back to School Blessing

Liturgy offers prayers for students of all ages as another year begins. More

Back to school illustration with books and apple. Courtesy iStockphoto.com.

Resources for Back to School

Find blessings and other ideas for marking the beginning of the new school season in your congregation. Read More

Image of the U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C. Photo by Clayton Childers, United Methodist Board of Church and Society.

Topic: Human Sexuality

Learn more about the official position of the church, read opinions by church leaders and members, find resources and recent news stories. More