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Vital Congregations Website Empowers Churches

A new website aims to equip and empower local churches to become vital and healthy congregations. UMVitalCongregations.org is designed to help churches move through a process of evaluation and assessment as they begin to set goals, and then find key resources to help them achieve those goals. Read More

2012 Program Calendar Now Available

Themed around Africa University, the official 2012 United Methodist Program Calendar-now available from United Methodist Communications-offers planning pages full of information at-your-fingertips and puts the spotlight on Africa University students who are using education to bring hope to the continent. Read More

Volunteer Marshals and Pages Needed

Volunteers can now apply online to serve as marshals or pages during The United Methodist Church's 2012 General Conference. Read More

Shockley to Coordinate Local Church Transformation Project

KimAnn Shockley has been named coordinator of a new project to discover more about the renewal of existing local churches and the practices that lead to transformation. Read More

Report Examines Salaries for United Methodist Clergy in the U.S.

A new report that examines how salaries varied for United Methodist pastors in the U.S. found that average pastor salaries grew faster than the inflation rate over the decade ending in 2008. Read More

Bishops oppose racism, back immigration reform

United Methodist leaders call on Christians to advocate for humane reform and to recognize the sacredness of every person. Read More

RethinkChurch.org to launch Nov. 12

The denomination's revamped website for young-adult spiritual seekers, RethinkChurch.org, will debut Friday, Nov. 12. This marks the website's beta launch, a period when the website is fine-tuned amid real-world exposure.on Nov. 10. Read More

African bishops urge theological education

Pastoral training is not keeping pace with church growth. Leaders hope $2 million will help change that. Read More

Bishops support church reforms, accountability

Eighty active and retired bishops endorsed widespread reforms, including accountability for promoting church growth. Read More

Bishops face challenge on same-sex unions

In states where gay marriage is legal, United Methodist leaders focus on upholding church law while encouraging dialogue and respect. Read More

Bishops urged to embrace change

In his address to the council, Bishop Larry Goodpaster asked leaders to abandon structures that are not working or face further church decline. Read More

Goodpaster Urges Bishops to Shift Focus to the Future

The Council of Bishops President challenges the bishops to “focus” on what is about to happen rather than what has always been.
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United Methodist Council of Bishops to Meet in Panama Nov. 2-6

More than 87 United Methodist bishops from Africa, Europe, Asia and the U.S. will gather in Panama City, Panama for the semi-annual Council of Bishops meeting Nov. 2-6, followed by a meeting of the Conference of Methodist Bishops and Presidents on Nov. 7-9 and CIEMAL on Nov. 10. Read More