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Changing Pastors? It’s Going to be Okay with Bob Kaylor

United Methodist pastor and author offers assurance and tips on what to do when your church gets a new pastor. Listen

Planning a wonderful welcome celebration is but one part of a successful pastoral transition. Photo by Kimberly Kappel, courtesy Flickr. Edited by

We’re getting a new pastor! What can I do?

When leadership changes, so do churches. A pastor who has been there before shares lessons learned and tips to make things work well right from the start. Read More

The Illinois Great Rivers Conference has filed a lawsuit to keep the property being used by  Ohio Chapel, a breakaway congregation in Grand Chain, Ill. Photo by Paul Black, Illinois Great Rivers Conference

Conference sues breakaway church over assets

United Methodist Illinois Great Rivers Conference wants court to declare it holds church property of departing congregation. Read More

A prayer for pastors and churches in transition

Pastoral appointments, are, as Ben Gosden says, “a time to say goodbye and hello.” As a pastor who has experienced transition, he offers a prayer for the constancy of God’s love. Read More

Oakdale United Methodist Church near Deshler, Ohio, stands at the crossroads of four counties. Rural churches remain an important part of the denomination’s presence in the U.S. The United Methodist Rural Fellowship wants to make sure rural congregations have a voice within any new church structure. A UMNS photo by Mike DuBose. Accompanies UMNS story # 129. 4/10/12.; A UMNS photo by Mike DuBose

Guide to pastoral transitions

A new leader has ninety days to prove him or herself according to author Michael Watkins. Read tips for successful transitions to a new church. Read More

Are the new pastoral appointments posted online?

The answer may depend on your annual conference. Read More

Our pastor is being moved to another church.  How is this decision made?

There are several common misconceptions about the appointment process. Learn more here: Read More

New wrinkle in appointment security

The United Methodist connection has been abuzz about a letter calling into question whether General Conference really ended clergy job guarantees. Read More

Retired pastor supports young, new clergy

Western Pennsylvania mentoring program aims to fight the stress and burnout first-time clergy often face. Read More

The Rev. We Hyun Chang, a pastor in Belmont, Mass., and a delegate from the New England Annual (regional) Conference, argues to reconsider retaining guaranteed appointments for clergy, during a debate at the 2012 United Methodist General Conference in Tampa, Fla. The guarantee of an annual appointment for elders was eliminated by the conference on May 1.

GC2012: Vote ends guaranteed appointments

Item passes quickly on May 1 consent calendar among other measures; effort to reconsider fails. Read More

Henderson Named Director of Global Health Initiative

United Methodist Communications has named the Rev. Gary R. Henderson executive director of the new Global Health Initiative.
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United Methodist Bishops Meeting in Myrtle Beach, S.C. April 29-May 4;

More than 100 United Methodist Bishops from around the world will gather for their semi-annual meeting in Myrtle Beach, S.C. April 29-May 4, with key elements of the agenda focused on their role in the growing global denomination. Read More

Ministry commission hears survey results on report

A report recommending "profound" changes to the ministerial leadership of The United Methodist Church was meant to spur conversations. It has done its job. Read More

Houston Bishop Janice Huie Begins Term as United Methodist Bishops’ President

Bishop Janice Riggle Huie of Houston today took the gavel as president of The United Methodist Council of Bishops.
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