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Texting@Church

The pastor of the largest UM church in Missouri wants you to keep your phone on and out during services to say what's on your mind. View

Steve McKay is a TV weatherman in Bangor, Maine. He is also a United Methodist pastor.

TV Weatherman Pastor

Weather, like life, can change quickly. One Maine meteorologist, who is also a minister, says his jobs require surprisingly similar skills. View

The Rev. Mel Kawakami, center, greets children after church. The pastor, church members say, is able to help ease difficult situations through his self-deprecating humor. Courtesy of Newtown United Methodist Church.

Facebook fans tell traits they appreciate most in pastors

United Methodists reveal what they like most about their leaders. See what tops the list. Read More

Bishop Cynthia Fierro Harvey prays with young adults who were attending Exploration 2013, an event for those considering God’s call to ordained ministry in The United Methodist Church. Photo by Vicki Brown for the General Board of Higher Education

Church continues to see clergy aging trend

Report finds young elders slightly up in percentage, though big shift is toward local pastors. Read More

Video image shows children at United Methodist Lazy F Camp.

UMTV: Seminarian Supports Military Kids

"Kids serve too. Small programs can make a huge difference." Learn how United Methodist Lazy F Camp focuses on the children of the deployed. View

Can the pastor be the chairperson of a committee?

Learn how The Book of Discipline addresses this question. Read More

Does The United Methodist Church discourage pastors from having contact with their former members?

Is it true that The United Methodist Church discourages pastors from having contact with members of congregations that they previously served? Read More

Church agency examines forms of ministry for lay, clergy

The United Methodist Board of Higher Education and Ministry is planning a series of churchwide discussions on the types of pastoral ministry offered in the denomination. Read More

Ministry commission identifies issues, sets timeline for work

A planned report by the commission studying ministry in the United Methodist Church aims to bring clarity to issues surrounding the theology of ordination. Read More

FAQs: Clergy Leadership

How does the pastor lead the work of the church? How are pastors reappointed? Read More

FAQs: Leadership

Do you serve on a church committee? Wonder how clergy are appointed to churches? Find out more. View

2013: A year of United Methodist milestones

In 2013, The United Methodist Church experienced important transitions in its leadership as well as widely recognized milestones in the life of the denomination and individual United Methodists. Read More

Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University named the Rev. William Holmes its 2007 Distinguished Alumnus.

Pastor paid price for JFK sermon

Rev. William Holmes had to go into hiding after taking Dallas to task, post-assassination. Read More

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