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In this 1979 photo, Hoover (right) and Mai Gray (center), president of the Women’s Division, greeted Lee Tae-young, affiliated with Ewha University in South Korea.

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

Quad Training Is Around The Corner!

The General Council on Finance and Administration is excited to host Quadrennial Training at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville.  Quadrennial Training will be a prime time to connect with other leaders within the United Methodist connection, engage with keynote speakers during plenary sessions, and return to your annual conference prepared... Read More

Chuck Knows Church uses a phone to talk about annual conferences and the structure of The Church.

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

Apportionment Thank You

Thank You for Your Gifts!

Together we can do so much more than on our own.  This idea is embedded in our connectional United Methodist Church.  And, our connectional giving in support of the apportioned and designated funds is an example of how we live out... Read More

Framer Mella leads the Southern Philippines United Methodist Colleges. Video image courtesy of United Methodist Communications.

Profile from the Philippines: Framer Mella

This United Methodist leader believes the church can be a catalyst to provide education and a way out of poverty. View

Image of U.S. football on field. Courtesy of PEXELS.

What the church can learn from football stars

The U.S. Super Bowl is almost here. What do winners on the field do that could inspire people in the pews? Read More

Nashville Agencies Host Nordic-Baltic Area Cabinet

On January 5, the General Council on Finance and Administration (GCFA) was one of several agencies that hosted the Nordic and Baltic Area Cabinets.  The group, headed by Bishop Christian  Alsted, visited with the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry (GBHEM), Discipleship Ministries (GBOD), the United Methodist Publishing... Read More

The board of United Methodist Discipleship Ministries announced on Jan. 5 that the Rev. Timothy Bias is no longer the top executive of the agency. Bias is shown delivering his first sermon as the general secretary in this file photo from Jan. 29, 2014. 2014 File photo by Kathleen Barry, UMNS

Bias, board agreed he should leave church agency

No explanation for top executive's exit, but board president says no `wrongdoing’ was involved. Read More

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.

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

Lay leaders and lay servants help mold local church congregations and leaders. Artwork courtesy of Discipleship Ministries.

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

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