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United Methodist bishops assemble for learning retreat

The residential bishops of The United Methodist Church will meet November 1-5 at Lake Junaluska, N.C. for a learning retreat. Read 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

About 150 people, including United Methodists, attended a June 19 ecumenical prayer service at St. John’s African Methodist Episcopal Church in Montgomery, Ala., in response to the church shootings at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, S.C. Photo by Luke Lucas

Clergy ties help Alabama pastors address tragedy

Relationships across Wesleyan groups help the Revs. Lawton Bryan and David Saliba as they offer consolation, hope Read More

Youth from Silver Spring (MD)UMC pack food during Mission Mania Sunday. Image courtesy of United Methodist Communications.

UMTV: Kid Power Fuels Mission Mania

"And a little child shall lead them." Visit a vital congregation where young people pick the ways they will change the world. View

The College of West Africa building will be the site of the new graduate school of theology at United Methodist University in Liberia.  Photo by Julu Swen, UMNS

Liberian church to start graduate school of theology

The hope is that all United Methodist clergy in Liberia will have a minimum of a Master of Divinity degree. Read More

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

Ministry of the Laity resources

Lay Leaders and Lay Servants are knowledgeable and committed local church leaders who have received specific leadership training. Read More

More than 650 young adults attended Exploration 2011, Nov. 11-13, in St. Louis, Missouri. A UMNS photo by Kathy L. Gilbert.

Are you called to full-time ministry? helps young people discern whether God is calling them to ordained ministry. Read More

The Rev. Andy Langford, pastor of Concord Central United Methodist Church in Concord, N.C. , discusses

Resources for Church Leaders

Find tips and tools for congregational leaders, both lay and clergy. Read More

The SPARK 12 Team meets in Nashville in January, 2011.  (From left:) DJ del Rosario, April Casperson, Patrick Scriven, Joseph D. Kim. A UMNS photo by Kathleen Barry.; A UMNS photo by Kathleen Barry

Spark12 nurtures young innovators

Spark12 invests in young entrepreneurs to launch innovative ideas that will transform the world. Read More

Retired Bishop Jane Allen Middleton. Photo courtesy the New York Conference of The United Methodist Church.

Bishop Middleton named interim leader in New York

Retired Bishop Jane Allen Middleton tapped to be interim bishop for New York Annual (regional) Conference, from Jan. 1, 2015, through Aug. 31, 2016. Read More

Gail Ford Smith

How Texas Conference has developed young clergy

The Rev. Gail Ford Smith, director of the Texas Annual Conference’s Center for Clergy Excellence, answers questions about strategy for developing young clergy. Read More

Women’s colleges cultivate leadership

Women from United Methodist-related schools describe the long-term value of being ‘surrounded by so many successful female students and leaders.’ Read More

Lindsey White soccer player

Mexico youth soccer team gets assist from Reinhardt University student

A spring-break mission trip turned into a life-changing experience for Lindsey White, a soccer player at the United Methodist-related school. Read More

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