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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
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
Can a PPR member serve a second three-year term immediately after serving a first term?
Pastor-Parish Relations: Is the member required to take a certain amount of time off before beginning another term? Read More
Can the pastor-parish relations committee meet in closed session without the pastor?
Pastor-Parish Relations: Is the committee allowed to meet without the pastor? Read More
Are the lay leader and lay member included in the maximum of nine members on the PPR committee?
Pastor-Parish Relations: Does this extend the maximum to eleven members? Read More
Can you define the term “immediate family” as it applies to the pastor-parish relations committee?
Pastor-Parish Relations: How is this phrase defined by the Book of Discipline? Read More
Do the members of the board of trustees have to be members of the church?
Trustees: Can non-church members also serve on Trustees? Read More
To which body does the church treasurer report - the committee on finance or the church council?
Finance: Which committee should the treasurer serve on? Read More
How many members are needed for a quorum for any committee?
Church Council: What is the definition of a quorum? Read More
How are vacancies filled that occur in committees?
Church Council: If a committee member resigns, how is the vacant position filled? Read More
What is the process for changing the name of an existing local church?
Charge Conference: Does the Book of Discipline address this question? Read More
Is the pastor a member of the PPR committee?
Learn how The Book of Discipline answers this question. Read More
Is the pastor a voting member of the board of trustees?
Learn how The Book of Discipline addresses this issue. Read More
What are the pastor’s voting privileges on committees?
The pastor is a member of most committees, but there are several exceptions. Read More
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
When a church gets a new pastor, is it responsible for moving expenses of the pastor leaving?
What about the new pastor arriving? Learn more here: Read More
Are the new pastoral appointments posted online?
The answer may depend on your annual conference. Read More
Our pastor is being moved to another church. How is this decision made?
There are several common misconceptions about the appointment process. Learn more here: Read More
Professor touts Native American lessons
Learn about how one professor believes Native American culture can help inform solutions to the world’s pressing problems. Read More
School’s leadership program nurtures Native Americans
A new program at Saint Paul School of Theology seeks to raise the visibility of Native Americans in the church. Read More
Chuck Knows Church: Annual Conferences
What is a church annual conference and who are the members? What about a General conference? Chuck Knows Church decodes the United Methodist Church structure. Read More
The study addresses the leadership role of bishops in reforming and renewing our Connection and their responsibility to guard the faith, order, liturgy, doctrine and discipline of the church. Read More
FAQs: Committee Leadership
Who can serve on committees? Does the pastor serve on committees? Read More
Do you serve on a church committee? Wonder how clergy are appointed to churches? Find out more. View
Should pastors have access to records of personal giving?
Learn the answer to this frequently asked question. Read More
Are committees required to take minutes at meetings and make the minutes public?
Church Council: Who should have access to these minutes? Read More
Can paid staff persons vote on the church council?
Church Council: What about voting on other committees? Read More
Who decides on the membership of the church council?
Church Council: How many members should be on the church council? Read More
Can youth be members of the church council?
Church Council: Is youth participation on the church council allowed, recommended, or required? Read More
As a new leader in my church, where can I learn about my responsibilities?
What information or resources are available? Read More
What does the United Methodist Church say about tithing?
What does it mean to "tithe"? How much is the appropriate amount? Read More
Where can I find resources on annual giving campaigns?
Need help with your annual giving campaign? Read More
Rev. Russ Breshears: Making An Old Church New
Pastor says churches need to focus on serving, not the carpet color. “The Kingdom of God is too important for silliness.” View
Bishop’s letter to Martin Luther King
Woodie White marks the slain civil rights leader’s birthday with an annual look at the state of racial equality in the U.S. “I am saddened.” Read More
Remembering Theressa Hoover, woman of firsts
Trailblazing African-American female became a top executive in the denomination and a mentor who was “larger than life…gentle as a dove.” Read More
Remembering Nelson Mandela: 1918-2013
The World Methodist Council called him a "symbol of freedom, justice and peace." Learn about the late leader's church ties. Read More
Bishops work toward common goals
“Exploring leadership for an emerging church” will be the theme of the first meeting of the Forum of Residential Bishops, scheduled on May 5-9, 2013 in San Diego. The purpose of the five-day meeting is to create a learning environment where the residential bishops will share with one another best practices,... Read More
Delegate Counts Per Annual Conference Released
The secretary of the General Conference, Rev. L. Fitzgerald Reist, released today a list of numbers of delegates by annual conferences. Read More
President’s Address: Lead Together as Servants of God
Delivering the President's address at the Council of Bishops today in Lake Junaluska, N.C., Bishop Rosemarie Wenner said that discipleship in the 21st century, as in Biblical times, means that we sometimes travel difficult or uncharted roads. Read More
Bishops called to embrace ‘team spirit’
Despite differences, bishops urged to remember they 'depend on one another to be faithful to God's mission.' Read More
Spiritual Gifts: Leadership
The gift of leadership is a visionary, and forward looking gift that enables people to stay focused on where God might be leading us as individuals, congregations, and communities at any given time. Read More
Spiritual Gifts: Administration
The gift of administration allows a person to organize people and resources for greater efficiency, effectiveness, and success. Read More
GC2016 Worship/Music Director Named
The Rev. Laura Jaquith Bartlett of Eagle Creek, Ore. has been named worship and music director for the 2016 United Methodist General Conference by the Commission on the General Conference. 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
MARCHA focuses on what Hispanics could give
Discussions center on creating opportunities to navigate the church structures to realize greater roles and greater impact. Read More
Hispanics share dreams for church
MARCHA leaders begin visioning process to develop a plan for moving Hispanic/Latino ministry forward in The United Methodist Church. Read More
Gloria Holt, prominent lay leader, dies
She served at every level of the denomination, but her greatest passion was disciple-making at the local church. 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
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
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
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
See a list of magazines, journals and devotionals covering different aspects of the Christian journey. Read More
Explore a variety of ideas and inspirational content, along with practical tools and tips, to enhance your spiritual experience at home or in church. Read More
The church must recruit young people for ministry and provide them with the skills necessary to be effective in this new time of opportunity. More
Mandela’s Methodist ties
Throughout his life, Nelson Mandela has had many connections to Methodism.A graduate of a Methodist boarding school where many future African leaders were educated, the anti-apartheid champion was mentored by Methodist preachers and educators and formed a bond with a Methodist chaplain while in prison.As president of South... Read More
Remembering Bob Edgar and his impact
A tribute to a "tireless champion for vulnerable people" who will be sorely missed. Read More
United Methodists mourn Bob Edgar
The top executive of Common Cause, longtime advocate for the poor, and United Methodist pastor died today at 69. Read More
Women making history: Sandra Steiner Ball
"I had some learning challenges in my early years ... the church was where I found sanctuary, peace and encouragement." Read More
Church TV show and Jackie Robinson
The TV program produced by the Methodist Church offers a glimpse of Jackie Robinson in the role of civic leader. Read More
Africa U. celebrates its first 20 years
“A dream dreamed in the 1800s is still coming true in 2013 at Africa University in Mutare, Zimbabwe.” Read More
Women making history: Eunice Musa Iliya
"A woman is dependent on how society defines her," says Nigerian pastor. "So as I was growing up, I didn't know who I was as a woman." Read More
Women making history: Lessie Vonner
"It's important for young women to know how much the women before them have done for the world," says jazz trumpeter and church musician. Read More
Women making history: Jocelyn Briddell
"It is critical," says Scarritt-Bennett Center director, "that our history is highlighted...so we can envision a bright future... ." Read More
Women making history: Roslyn Lee
"Women's History Month is not only about history," says local pastor. "It is also about me and my identity and how I claim my identity." Read More
Women making history: Debra Wallace-Padgett
"Women's History Month," says Bishop Wallace-Padgett, "helps all of us to enlarge our vision of who, by the grace of God, we can be." Read More
United Methodists welcome new pope
Church leaders note choice of name of St. Francis and Jesuit order of new pope as signal of continued effort to serve poor. Read More
United Methodist Women Making History
March is Women's History Month. United Methodist News Service invited a number of women, lay and clergy, to talk about leadership. Read More
Women making history: Jalisa Ross
"Women's History Month reminds us of the women who are not yet here. Will we leave them a mess or ... a future worth fighting for?" Read More
Women making history: Meeli Tankler
"My childhood and youth memories," recalls seminary president, "are predominantly about hiding our faith and using different 'covers' to gather ... with other Christians." Read More
Women’s History Month: We need each other
"Our goal ... will not happen until and unless women can strive together," says United Methodist women's leader. Read More
Busy first semester for freshman, president
New vision for school, the lead in a musical and a pie in the face highlight 2012 for University of Indianapolis freshman and new president. Read More
Women making history: Cynthia Fierro Harvey
March is Women's History Month. As part of a series about women leaders, Louisiana Area bishop says we "learn about the women that have gone before us, who have blazed trails." Read More
Why United Methodist-related schools matter
"We don't emphasize ethics and social responsibility because someone told us that this is a hip thing to do. We're just being who we are." More
Wesleyan values shape future leaders
United Methodist-related Shenandoah University's leader says, 'We are here to form and transform young people.' Read More
Remembering Harlem church, community leader
Feb. 23 memorial service for retired N.Y. pastor who helped abolish "Central Jurisdiction," mentored future bishops, church leaders. Read More
Men’s leader affirms Scout decision delay
After more review, Boy Scouts of America says it will consider in May the issue of whether to end its ban on gay members and leaders. Read More
Denomination urged to trust, share leadership
Nearly 1,000 United Methodists attend leadership-training event focused on finding common language and instilling trust for next four years. Read More
United Methodists of note who died in 2012
Bishops, agency leaders, evangelists and political leaders among those United Methodists who filled their lives with contributions. Read More
Bishop Stokes, scholar and reconciler, dies
Stokes, 100, was a longtime professor at Candler and helped bring together previously segregated church in Mississippi. Read More
Reinstated bishop’s next move unknown
The situation is unprecedented. One possibility is that Bishop W. Earl Bledsoe would go to the New Mexico/ Northwest Texas Area. Read More
The priorities of 14 new bishops
Their challenges - from disaster response to malaria to global conflict - distinguish them, but reaching out to a world in need unites them. Read More
Bishop Wenner addresses council
In her first presidential address, Bishop Rosemarie Wenner encouraged the bishops to lead so "we may be one in ministry to all the world." Read More
The 2012 State of the Church Report focuses on Vital Congregations
Responding to the call for more vital congregations in The United Methodist Church Read More
Hispanic church offers model of growth
A Chicago-area congregation with lay missioner at helm has expanded from 12 to more than 120 in two years. Read More
Final report: Church path ‘unsustainable’
The Interim Operations Team, in its final report, calls for bigger changes than what came out of the 2012 General Conference. Read More
3 young women = UMCOR’s ‘triumvirate’
When there's a disaster, disease or famine, these three women know they'll be on the ground to help. Read More
New business manager for General Conference
The Rev. Alan Morrison takes new role as support services director. Sara Hotchkiss to plan denomination's top lawmaking meeting. Read More
Bledsoe appeals removal as bishop
Bishop challenges the constitutionality of provision used to place him on involuntary retirement. Read More
Five conferences merge to become two
South Central Jurisdiction approves the cost-saving merger of two Texas-based conferences and joining of two Kansas and Nebraska conferences. Read More
228 years of bishops in Methodist tradition
The precedent was set in 1784 for elections that have evolved and been modified throughout the years since. Read More
U.S. bishops elected, assigned for 2012-16
United Methodists also place a bishop on involuntary retirement and respond to shooting in Colorado. Read More
What goes on a bishop’s report card?
Since 2008, The United Methodist Church's law book has required formal evaluations of the denomination's bishops. Read More