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Get Your Spirit in Shape: Changing Pastors? It’s Going to be Okay

In this podcast, United Methodist pastor and author the Rev. Robert Kaylor offers tips on how you can help when your church gets a new pastor. More

The Rev. Jon Van Dop received an elder stole from a mentor during an ordination service. Photo courtesy of the Rev. Jon Van Dop.

Who guides the pastors we turn to for guidance?

We look to our leaders for spiritual advice but who advises them? For Pastor Appreciation Month, clergy talk about mentors who changed their lives. Read More

The Rev. Mark Windley (right) prays with parishioner Jada Roarx at Amazing Grace Community of Faith in Louisville, Ky. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.

Part-time pastors claiming more pulpits

As ordained elder numbers decline, The United Methodist Church is depending more on bivocational and other part-time local pastors. Read More

The ‘why’ behind the Vibrant Church Initiative

Twenty-nine congregations in the Texas Conference said “yes” to the VCI process which provides resources, strategies and support to church leaders who participate. Read More

Hey, coach! Changing the culture of the church

What does changing a football team have to do with changing a church? For Rev. Karen Vannoy, "If we compromise basic principles in order to make people happy, our leadership is just confusing." Read More

Part-time pastors claiming more pulpits [clone for review - don’t archive]

As ordained elder numbers decline, The United Methodist Church is depending more on bivocational and other part-time local pastors Read More


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

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