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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

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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

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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

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

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

Churches respond to 700 miles of U.S. storms

United Methodists assess damages while they open doors to cool, feed people as stifling heat continues in Midwest, Mid-Atlantic. Read More

Volunteers change world in 1,500 places

Fun runs, block parties, picnics, malaria fundraisers-and more-connected United Methodists to their communities. Read More

United Methodists ready to Change the World

More than 1,500 congregations, charges, districts and conferences around the globe take the church into the community. Read More

UMTV: Church Fosters Adoption

More foster children are finding "forever homes" thanks to a congregation in Ohio. In 2011, 46 were adopted. "That's a God thing right there." View

Churches reach out after swath of storms

A steady stream of tornadoes Feb. 28-March 2 has congregations seeking creative ways to help their communities. Read More

Churches comfort after Ohio school tragedy

Sharing stories and leaning on God are important to people as they try to recover after the shootings at Chardon High School. Read More

Churches reach out after Ohio shootings

Chardon United Methodist Church has close relationship with high school where shooter killed one, wounded four students. Read More

Africa becomes theology professor’s passion

Through Africa University connections, Otterbein professor forges connection with Muslim women in Malawi. Read More

Young adults lead social justice startups

An incubator for life-changing ministries, Spark12 allows millennials to hone leadership skills, begin new service ventures. Read More

Pastor ayuda como chofer escolar

Un pastor que recibió mucha ayuda para completar sus estudios, ahora se asegura que otros estudiantes tengan lo necesario para terminar la escuela. View

Can Christians embrace faith and science?

As many states consider preventing the teaching of evolution, United Methodists ask why science and the church can't coexist. Read More

Good Friday Cross Journey

A pastor took a tree from his yard and created a 14 ft., 425-lb. cross neighbors carried for 14 miles. "We became a church without walls." View

First-time volunteer at 91

We are all called to serve others. There are no rules for when or where, and no age limits. Meet a volunteer whose stamina might surprise you. View

Success Secrets of Young Pastor: Rev. William Brewer

One 25-year-old loves his church so much he has become the lead pastor for two congregations. View

Photo courtesy of Claremont School of Theology.

Senate OKs funds for Claremont, United

Theological schools receive embargoed MEF funds and retain United Methodist status. Read More

Bishops seek justice in Philippines

Bishops condemn killings, urge prayer, activism for people of Philippines. Read More

Goodpaster becomes bishops’ new president

"I want to be where God wants me to be," new president says. Read More

Bishops urge action on immigration

Leaders offer support to a colleague who is outspoken against Arizona's controversial new law. Read More

Bishops experience, affirm ministries of love

People tell United Methodist leaders of Christ's power in difficult times. Read More

Church rejects move toward regional bodies

Bishops ratify five of 32 proposed amendments to the church's constitution. Read More

Bishops cast out fear with HIV tests

United Methodist leaders express solidarity for people living with HIV/AIDS. Read More

Photo courtesy of Claremont School of Theology.

Funds embargoed at two schools

Claremont and United taking steps to reinstate funds. Read More

United Methodist Delegation Calls for Killing to End in the Philippines

A United Methodist delegation on human rights today called upon Philippine President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo to take a more aggressive role to halt the killing of clergy, laity, journalists, and human rights workers who work with the poor in the Philippines.
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