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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

Bishop Wertz, uniting leader, dies at 97

Leaders credit him with helping forge the merger into today's United Methodist Church. 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

Mentoring vital to keeping ministry alive

When done right, mentorship can help young clergy through challenging times. Does The United Methodist Church "do it right?" Read More

The Church in China: One pastor’s journey

At 69, he looks back on a Christian lifetime nurtured by his father and grandfather, who embraced the faith in the mid-19th century. Read More

The Church in China: A growth in size, faith

As the number of Christians in China climbs, Chinese faith leaders work to maintain relationships with faith groups internationally. Read More

The Rev. Tiffany Thomas preaches on Sunday at South Tryon Community United Methodist Church. The young pastor is known for her powerful sermons and high heels.

High Heels and a Mission: Rev. Tiffany Thomas

For Women’s History Month, meet a young clergywoman whose work in a church soup kitchen as a child inspired her to serve as pastor and mentor. View

Young Pastor’s Fresh Ideas: Rev. Stephanie Price

Stephanie Price encourages churches to partner with local farmers. "We're closing that gap between people outside our walls and people within." View

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