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Worship at Providence United Methodist Church in Mount Juliet, Tenn. takes place in a middle school.Today the church has a regular attendance of about 1,000, but it has delayed building a church to focus on mission.  Photo courtesy of Providence United Methodist Church.

New churches rise, but overall vitality dips

New churches often are the most vital and can play a key role in reversing membership declines, church leaders say. 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

Maryland D.S. takes ‘prayer bike tour’

The Rev. Evan Young took a 55-mile trip in his district to show how he feels "the church needs to engage itself &ellipsis;meet people where they are." 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

Conferences talk bishops, focus areas

United Methodist U.S. annual (regional) conferences and central conferences tackle a variety of issues during 2012 meetings. Read More

Leadership Summit tackles church future

Thousands of United Methodists tuned in to learn how leaders plan to increase vital congregations. Read More

UMTV: Teens Opposing Poverty

Young United Methodists in Virginia work with former prisoners to help them re-enter society and have success. View

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