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The Rev. Amy Valdez Barker (left) addresses the Pre-General Conference Briefing in Portland, Ore. Barker is executive secretary of the United Methodist Connectional Table. At rear is Bishop Christian Alsted. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS

Commentary: Numbers matter, but so do mission and ministry

The executive secretary of the Connectional Table asks how numbers about the denomination can be used to inspire “hope and possibility.” Read More

UMC Foundation Hosts Conversation to Grow UMC

Atlanta, GA – The United Methodist Church Foundation (the Foundation) hosted conversation at Impact Church in Atlanta, GA on February 23-24 among strategic stakeholders in growing the United Methodist Church in the USA. The event was attended by members of the Council of Bishops, foundation executives, development professionals, economists and local... Read More

The Rev. Amy Valdez Barker (left) addresses the Pre-General Conference Briefing in Portland, Ore. Barker is executive secretary of the United Methodist Connectional Table. At rear is Bishop Christian Alsted. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS

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The executive secretary of the Connectional Table asks how numbers about the denomination can be used to inspire “hope and possibility.” Read More

Bishop Gary Mueller and Mary Brooke Casad share how the Aldersgate Covenant gather in 2014 affected the discipleship journeys of those who attended.Photos supplied by the Council of Bishops and Mike DuBose, UMNS

Commentary:  Faithful disciples, signs of revival

In 2014, almost 200 United Methodists gathered for the Aldersgate Covenant, a 20-hour experience of worship, prayer and holy conversation. Participants recently shared how their discipleship journey was affected. Read More

Chuck helps members of Park Grove Church to understand their purpose as a congregation.

The Committee: Our Purpose

Does your church understand its purpose in the community? Does it understand why it exists? Chuck helps the members of Park Grove Community Church to understand their "why". View

Glenda, Park Grove's choir director, has a plan for making worship more engaging.

The Committee: SUB-Committee: The List

In this mini episode, Glenda, Park Grove's Choir Director, has a plan! SUB-committee videos are just for fun, but with a tiny teaching element thrown in. View

Chuck helps the members of Park Grove Community Church learn how not to be scared of evangelism.

The Committee: Evangelism

What's your church's relationship with the "E-Word"? Do people run when they hear it? Chuck helps the members of Park Grove Community Church learn how not to be scared of evangelism. View

The Committee looks at how to build relationships in a video series by the producers of Chuck Knows Church.

The Committee: Hospitality

Hospitality goes beyond greeting people at the door of your church on Sunday. The Committee looks at how to build relationships in a video series by the producers of Chuck Knows Church. View

The Committee looks at how to build relationships in a video series by the producers of Chuck Knows Church.

The Committee: Reflecting the Community

The committee looks at the changing demographics of the neighborhood and how to welcome new neighbors to church. View

Children participate in a youth rally at Gurdon United Methodist Church.

New Day for a Dying Church

See how a one day youth rally revived an aging congregation. View

A sign outside FUMC of Bradley Beach in New Jersey welcomes neighbors for fellowship and worship.

New Church Style Brings New Members

Cooperative churches in Greater New Jersey Conference welcome new members who were affected by Superstorm Sandy. View

The ‘mother church’ of U.S. Methodism reborn

The Delaware worship house where Asbury and Coke met reopens its door to regular worship as experiment draws crowds. Read More

Oak Forest United Methodist saw a surge in new members after opening a free community clinic.

Church vitality: Turning mission into members

Ten years ago, the ministry of Oak Forest United Methodist Church appeared to be flatlining. View

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

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

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