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Court rules on question of authority

General Conference 2016 had requested a review of constitutional paragraphs and past Judicial Council decisions for potential conflict. Read More

Chuck Knows Church uses a phone to talk about annual conferences and the structure of The Church.

Chuck Knows Church: Annual Conferences

What is a church annual conference and who are the members? What about a General conference? Chuck Knows Church decodes the United Methodist Church structure. Read More

At ordination, United Methodist clergy are prayed over, empowered by the Holy Spirit, and authorized by the church for their life and work. Photo by Emily Green, Indiana Conference.

Spirit empowered, church authorized: United Methodist ordination

What does The United Methodist Church teach about ordination? Learn more about the steps and blessings to become a deacon or elder. Read More

Hungary Provisional Conference

Church planting was the main theme of this year’s meeting of Hungary Provisional Conference on April 23-26 in Budakeski, Hungary. Read More

Serbia-Macedonia Provisional Conference

For the first time in 26 years, the meeting of the Serbia-Macedonia Provisional Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church took place in Monospitovo, April 17-19. Read More

Picketers who wanted to lift a bar that prevents divorced clergy from being nominated for bishop in the Liberia Conference disrupted the April 16 session of the conference. Photo by Julu Swen

Divorced clergy barred from nomination as bishop in Liberia

Picketing over a provision to bar divorced clergy from nomination for United Methodist bishop in Liberia halted one session of the Liberia Conference. Read More

The United Methodist Cross and Flame and medical caduceus symbol.

Can health care law save conferences money?

Facing mounting health care costs for an aging risk pool, some conferences are turning to the Affordable Care Act for relief. Read More

Agency: Health law needs fix for churches

Without the Church Health Plan Act, the future of church-sponsored health plans is in danger, says the United Methodist pension board. Read More

Conference withdraws clergy age guidelines

Texas Conference considered encouraging those older than 45 not to seek ordination but dropped proposal after clergy reaction. Read More

Tackling hunger ‘hands-on’ at annual conference

This year, 10 United Methodist conferences packed 680,000 meals for Stop Hunger Now during annual conference sessions. Read More

Despite declines, signs of vitality in 2012

Leaders of conferences that saw growth last year offer advice to the majority that saw dips in membership and attendance. Read More

Conference budgets show modest growth

More United Methodist conferences are seeing a modest budget increase for 2014 than are cutting their budget or staying flat. Read More

Regional conferences take on social issues

United Methodists tackled hot-button topics like homosexuality, gun violence, divestment and immigration reform. Read More

Bishop rules on gay clergy candidate

Dorff says question of whether the board of ordained ministry acted properly in discontinuing candidacy is "moot and hypothetical." Read More

U.S. envoy encourages Côte d’Ivoire students

"Practice, practice, practice," urges ambassador in visit with wife to United Methodist Secondary School. Read More

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