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UMTV: Worship and Workout

Pastor at gym stresses faith, fitness all week. "I look at the Y like the woman at the well. People come here. I provide that spiritual connect." View

Good Friday Cross Journey

One congregation had a more meaningful Good Friday by carrying a 14 ft., 425-lb. cross for 14 miles. "We became a church without walls." View

Bishop Cynthia Fierro Harvey prays with young adults who were attending Exploration 2013, an event for those considering God’s call to ordained ministry in The United Methodist Church. Photo by Vicki Brown for the General Board of Higher Education

Church continues to see clergy aging trend

Report finds young elders slightly up in percentage, though big shift is toward local pastors. 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

Video image of congregants at Garfield United Methodist Church in Ohio.

UMTV: Church Thrives on Diversity

People drive for miles to be part of an Ohio church in an exclusive suburb because it seeks to be more inclusive. Learn what keeps this congregation growing. View

VBS programs keep up with times

More than a million kids take part in summer programs at United Methodist churches. Workers share ideas and innovations to make the most impact. 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

Aviation ministry gets new wings and a prayer

Slideshow: After United Methodists raised more than $2.1 million, supporters blessed plane bound for medical mission in the Congo. View

Mental health: Crises challenge rural pastors

United Methodists who serve churches in rural settings have a great opportunity to transform their corner of the world. Read More

UMTV: Bowling Church

When an Ohio congregation tried worship outside the walls, attendance doubled, then tripled. "We had lines waiting to get into the building." View

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

‘Giving Tuesday’ to keep Christ in Christmas

Amid the bargain-hunting hype, generous givers seek opportunities to feed hungry, fight malaria, offer relief, nurture leaders and more. Read More

Cokesbury closures challenge seminaries

Theological schools have multiple options for supplying students. But some worry the loss of brick-and-mortar stores will do lasting damage. Read More

Ohio church sews quilts of love for Congo ill

Raising money to buy a new plane for Congo ministry wasn't enough for a congregation that also wanted a personal touch. Read More

Haunted? Even Wesleys heard ‘bumps in the night’

It's that time of year. Read ghost stories from churches, cemeteries and the home of one famous Methodist. Read More

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