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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

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

Regional conferences take on social issues

United Methodists tackled hot-button topics like homosexuality, gun violence, divestment and immigration reform. Read More

United Methodists ready kids for school

Special back-to-class events offer resources and fun for families, along with a chance to see the church in action. 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

Methodists salute Mandela

July 18 is Nelson Mandela's birthday. Deep spiritual roots, lifelong Methodist ties helped make South African icon a symbol for justice. Read More

Mental health: Clergy job often equals stress

Itinerancy, too little down time and even too many potlucks take their toll on spiritual leaders if they don't focus on their own health. Read More

Academy makes young African entrepreneurs

In an annual conference where one-sixth of the members are youth, United Methodists are reaching out in new ways. Read More

What does Obamacare mean for churches?

The answer will depend on how U.S. conferences are able to use the insurance marketplaces after Oct. enrollment begins. Read More

Florida to end insurance for some workers

Conference decision will mean many lay employees of churches will have to look to the exchange for coverage. Read More

Future bright for college president, student

After a hectic but fun first year, one University of Indianapolis student looks forward to Year 2 while the president looks toward the next 18. Read More

Students join peace and justice communities

United Methodist-related schools introduce young people to human and civil rights education and awareness. Read More

Oklahoma license plate suit sparks debate

United Methodists respond to pastor's belief that Native American imagery on state's license plates violates his religious liberty. Read More

Bishop rules on gay clergy candidate

Dorff says question of whether the board of ordained ministry acted properly in discontinuing candidacy is "moot and hypothetical." Read More

How pastors can ‘bloom where planted’

Clergy - not just military families - deal with frequent moves, new assignments and expected and unexpected anxieties. Read More

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