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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

Saint Paul relocation brings cheers, tears

Historic United Methodist seminary moves from historic working class neighborhood to grounds of Church of the Resurrection. Read More

Students find a place in campus ministry

Thousands of young adults discover 'a home away from home' at United Methodist collegiate ministries. Read More

What every college freshman should know

Faculty and students from United Methodist-related schools share advice on how to make the journey from home to college easier. Read More

Life will go on for college parents

Just like their children, some parents handle the 'letting go' of college better than others. Read More

How pastors can ‘bloom where planted’

Clergy - not just military families - deal with frequent moves, new assignments and expected and unexpected anxieties. Read More

UMTV: Storage Unit Ministry

Thinking outside the box lands one pastor inside a place with plenty of boxes: a storage facility. His new office reaches those in transition. View

UMTV: Grace House Heals Families

Church turns home across the street into a place of hope for families in transition. "Everybody needs a little jump start once in a while." View

Second Chance After Prison

My Sister's Keeper pairs female inmates with professional women on the outside to build relationships that can last long after a person is released. View

UMTV: Renesting After Home Loss

Project pairs interior decorator and volunteers with those in transition to make houses feel homier. Read More