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President Amy Novak of Dakota Wesleyan University congratulates Brandon Vetter, DWU campus pastor, Thursday after his announcement that Fusion has grown to such success that it will become its own church. Fusion began two years ago as an outreach worship service held on Sundays for campus and community members and has grown to 140 attendees per week.

New church planted on 129-year-old campus

Dakota Wesleyan campus minister is pastor for Fusion Church. The location is seen as more approachable for the unchurched. Read More

Hockey ministry scores big with youth

A couple's shared love of hockey spawned a ministry that helps kids develop in every aspect of their lives. Read More

Young people seek church relevance

Young adults gathered in Las Vegas to strategize how to transform The United Methodist Church for the future ... and the now. 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: Biker Church

Crossfire UMC in North Carolina welcomes those who feel "regular churches wouldn't want our type" with open arms. View

Relevance X 2012 brings spirituality to Sin City

A conference in Las Vegas brings young adults and those in young adult ministry together to shape the future of the church and the world. 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

Bishop Goodpaster: The future starts now

Bishops are challenged to "to seize this moment in time to exercise our corporate leadership to make a difference in the world" Read More

Bishops Meet in Georgia May 1-6

United Methodist bishops from Africa, Europe, Asia and the U.S. will gather in St. Simons Island, Ga. for the semi-annual Council of Bishops meeting May 1-6; 113 bishops are expected to attend. Read More

Documentary helps fight malaria

Imagine No Malaria, a ministry of The United Methodist Church, has produced a documentary to increase awareness and action against malaria, a disease that kills a child in Africa every 45 seconds. Read More

Petition submissions begin April 1

Petitions for consideration by the 2012 General Conference may be submitted to the Petitions Secretary beginning April 1 and continuing through September 27, 2011. Read More

Goodpaster Encourages Prayer, Support for Japan Quake Victims

Bishop Larry M. Goodpaster, President of the Council of Bishops, is urging United Methodists to pray for the victims of a devastating earthquake and tsunami that occurred last week, and encouraging support of relief efforts through the United Methodist Committee on Relief. Read More

Haiti earthquake recovery: one year later

To commemorate the one-year anniversary of the earthquake in Haiti that occurred Jan. 12, 2010, The United Methodist Church is reminding people that much work remains to be done in Haiti and there are ways they can help. Read More

RethinkChurch.org to launch Dec.15

On December 15, The United Methodist Church will officially launch a newly redesigned website for young adult spiritual seekers, RethinkChurch.org, which invites visitors to question, discuss, get involved and make a difference. Read More

2011 Change the World event aims to mobilize half a million volunteers

The second annual church-wide Change the World event, planned for May 14-15, 2011, is a call for United Methodists to make a positive difference locally and globally. 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

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

United Methodist General Board of Church and Society withdraws endorsement of One Nation Working Tog

The General Board of Church & Society (GBCS) of The United Methodist Church is rescinding its endorsement of the "One Nation Working Together" rally in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 2. The board is disturbed by some of the overtly political and partisan statements issued by organizers of the march. Read More

Article correction

In a story that has since been corrected online, The New York Times listed The United Methodist Church as a sponsor of an upcoming rally on the National Mall in Washington, DC. The United Methodist Church is not sponsoring the rally. Read More

Rethink Church resource, seeker website addresses change

Congregational resources for the Rethink Church advertising and welcoming campaign have moved to a new website address: umcom.org/rethinkchurch, though the site content remains the same.. Read More

GALLUP POLL GIVES METHODISTS HIGHEST POSITIVE RATINGS

Methodists have the highest positive ratings of religious and spiritual groups in the United States, new research by the Gallup Panel shows. Ninety-six percent of the 1,005 persons interviewed during the March poll had either a positive or neutral view of Methodists. Read More

Research Shows Advertising Favorably Impacts Perceptions

New research indicates that the "Open hearts. Open minds. Open doors." advertising is proving to be effective in communicating key characteristics of The United Methodist Church. Read More

“Open Hearts” Ventures Into Online Advertising

Placements of online ads are targeted at reaching 22 to 44 year-olds. Read More