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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

Churches beware: Liability insurance a must

The reality is that congregations must be prepared for lawsuits; having the right insurance is the first step. Read More

Disaster recovery: Harvest reaps blessings

The tornado gave church new opportunity to reinvent itself, learn from past, embrace a brighter future, says Alabama pastor. Read More

How do you protect your church property?

When choosing insurance against property loss such as fire, churches should not be penny-wise but pound-foolish. Read More

Arsonists torch four neighboring churches

United Methodists in Western North Carolina seek answers to recent blazes in Part 2 of Special Report on church fires. Read More

Church fires challenge United Methodists

Part 1: Whether caused by lightning strike or arsonist's torch, blazes force congregations to face the unknown, accept help from others. Read More

2011 numbers show U.S. members still sliding

Emptier U.S. pews and tighter budgets are affecting the denomination, but there are bright spots in the statistics. Read More

Five conferences merge to become two

South Central Jurisdiction approves the cost-saving merger of two Texas-based conferences and joining of two Kansas and Nebraska conferences. Read More

Finance group stands by $603.1 million budget

General Conference tries to balance local church finances with mission needs as it determines how to allocate funds. Read More

Restructure draws finance agency warning

GCFA board says agency consolidation could put denomination at greater liability risk, jeopardize tax-exempt status for some. Read More

Connectional Table splits on petition

Proposal to redistribute $60 million sparks debate even though the proposal originated with the 60-member body. Read More

North Texas General Conference Delegation Endorses Call to Action

North Texas General Conference Delegation Endorses Call to Action Read More

Bishops called to reclaim church’s mission

Council of Bishops president urges church to be 'a community of faith active in love, alive as the body of Christ.' Read More