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Pastor Rudy Rasmus preaches at his Houston United Methodist church. Image by United Methodist Communications.

UMTV: Rasmus’ Church Growth Tips

Pastor Rudy's challenge: make the most of 52 Sundays a year. His church grew from 9 members to 9,000. The secret: "Don't bore 'em!" View

CTTalks 7, Week 2: Stewarding Our Resources — Evaluation & Accountability

Rev. Mark Brown and Rev. Dr. Tamara Brown talk about the Connectional Table's work to align the resources of the denomination towards greater impact and stronger relationships. View

CTTalks 7, Week 3: A General Church Budget Reflective of Missional Priorities

GCFA Board Member Charlie Moore and Connectional Table Member Pete Aguila discuss the principles, process, and partnerships that led to the proposed 2017-2020 Quadrennial Budget. View

CTTalks 7, Week 1: Setting Forth a Vision — Strategic Directions for 2017-2020

Bishop Mike Lowry and Rev. Mike Slaughter explain the work of Vital Congregations and the Four Areas of Focus, areas that will continue to guide the vision of the denomination. View

CTTalks 3, Week 3: The Four Areas of Focus — Why Should We Care?

The Four Areas of Focus are both the fruit and the means of vital congregations. Learn how they can help us align our efforts and set realistic goals. View

CTTalks 3, Week 2: Vital Congregations Lead to Vital Communities

The four areas of focus are a part of our historical identity. Naming them helps us focus on ways we can live them out in our diverse contexts. View

CTTalks 3, Week 1:  Vital Congregations — A Place Where Disciple Making Occurs

Bishop Sally Dyck and Thomas Kemper explore how vital congregations become places where making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world takes place. View

#CTTalks 3: Vital Congregations

Bishop Sally Dyck, Global Ministries’ General Secretary Thomas Kemper, and Bishop Rodolfo Alfonso Juan explore how engagement in the ministries of the Four Areas of Focus produces vital congregations. View

Economist Don House (left) helps lead a discussion about the church budget during the 2012 pre-General Conference news briefing at the Tampa Convention Center in Florida in this file photo. At right is Bishop G. Lindsey Davis. File photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS

Economist: Church in crisis but hope remains

At the same meeting, denominational leaders talked about missional goals to help the church address U.S. declines and enhance ministries around the globe Read More

Spent: A Poverty Simulation Game

PlaySpent walks you through the tough choices that employed people who live at the poverty line have to make. Visit Site

Circles of Protection

The mission of Circles is to inspire and equip families and communities to thrive by creating circles of people and organizations in the community to end poverty. Visit Site

Society of St. Andrew

The Society of St. Andrew salvages fresh, nutritious produce from American farms — produce that otherwise would be left to rot — and delivers it to agencies across the nation that serve the poor. Visit Site

Health worker Juliana Koroma (right) takes a blood sample from Issata Jusu for a malaria test at the Koribondo Community Health Center near Bo, Sierra Leone. Holding the child is her is her mother, Umu Koroma. At rear is health worker Ishmael Karoma. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.

Four Areas of Focus: Improving Global Health

We believe the church can play a significant role in treating and preventing diseases like HIV/AIDS and malaria. More

The Rev. HiRho Y. Park. Photo by Mike DuBose, United Methodist Communications.

Four Areas of Focus: Developing Leaders

The church must recruit young people for ministry and provide them with the skills to be effective leaders. More

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