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The choir’s view of Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church in Little Rock, Ark., often is packed pews. The church’s experience attests to Barna’s findings that spiritual development and community draw young adults. Photo courtesy of Andrea Wymes

What draws people to church? Poll has insights

Barna survey identifies spiritual development and welcoming communities as the top reasons young adults will head for the pews. Read More

Hannah Foust talks about her efforts to raise money for water wells in Burkina Faso during a report on the work of the Connectional Table at 2016 United Methodist General Conference in Portland, Ore. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS

GC2016: What can churchgoers do together?

Throughout the morning, delegates heard good news from the Connectional Table and General Council on Finance and Administration. Read More

CTTalks 7, Week 2: Stewarding Our Resources — Evaluation & Accountability

Rev. Mark Brown and Rev. Dr. Tamara Brown talk about the Connectional Table's work to align the resources of the denomination towards greater impact and stronger relationships. View

CTTalks 7, Week 3: A General Church Budget Reflective of Missional Priorities

GCFA Board Member Charlie Moore and Connectional Table Member Pete Aguila discuss the principles, process, and partnerships that led to the proposed 2017-2020 Quadrennial Budget. View

CTTalks 7, Week 1: Setting Forth a Vision — Strategic Directions for 2017-2020

Bishop Mike Lowry and Rev. Mike Slaughter explain the work of Vital Congregations and the Four Areas of Focus, areas that will continue to guide the vision of the denomination. View

#CTTalks 7: Stronger Together — Strategic Directions for 2017-2020

This month's videos will focus on four key issues as The United Methodist Church looks ahead to ministry together in the coming years: mission, resources, stewardship and vision. View

The Rev. Junius Boyd Dotson, senior pastor of St. Mark’s United Methodist Church, a 3,500-member multi-campus church in Wichita, Kansas, will take the helm of United Methodist Discipleship Ministries. Photo courtesy of Discipleship Ministries.

Pastor of multi-campus church to lead Discipleship Ministries

The Rev. Junius Boyd Dotson, well-known preacher and promoter of vital ministries, will head United Methodist Discipleship Ministries. Read More

A woman and man hold high collection baskets during the offering in the April 24 opening worship service of the 2012 United Methodist General Conference in Tampa, Fla.  Giving and the church budget are topics that the 2016 General Conference takes up when it meets in May. File photo by Paul Jeffrey, UMNS.

GC2016: Should the general church budget go up?

The denomination’s budget debate comes at a time when U.S. worship attendance is going down yet giving is going up. Read More

Jonathan Wilke, at right, and other young people are flocking to Immanuel United Methodist Church in Eberswalde, Germany. The church is defying the odds in the formerly Communist region by welcoming newcomers. Now, the church is striving to help refugees. Photo by Heather Hahn, UMNS

How a church overcomes hostility to Christianity

A church in formerly Communist eastern Germany defies the odds by welcoming newcomers, including the influx of recent asylum-seekers. Read More

Manuel Padilla gave a presentation about the National Plan at the Hispanic/Latino ecumenical gathering, which took place at Scarritt Bennett in Nashville, Tenn., on Sept. 10, 2015. Photo by Michelle Maldonado, United Methodist Communications

Strengthening ministry with Hispanics

Manuel Padilla talks about his works as strategic leader of the National Plan for Hispanic/Latino Ministry. Read More

CTTalks 3, Week 3: The Four Areas of Focus — Why Should We Care?

The Four Areas of Focus are both the fruit and the means of vital congregations. Learn how they can help us align our efforts and set realistic goals. View

Esta Basye had a dream of a sewing ministry and made it come true by founding the Women’s Fellowship at Poetry United Methodist Church, in Poetry, Texas. UMNS photo by Sam Hodges

Tiny church’s sewing group comforts thousands with cloth

The Women’s Fellowship at Poetry United Methodist offers members sewing, service and community. Read More

CTTalks 3, Week 2: Vital Congregations Lead to Vital Communities

The four areas of focus are a part of our historical identity. Naming them helps us focus on ways we can live them out in our diverse contexts. View

CTTalks 3, Week 1:  Vital Congregations — A Place Where Disciple Making Occurs

Bishop Sally Dyck and Thomas Kemper explore how vital congregations become places where making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world takes place. View

#CTTalks 3: Vital Congregations

Bishop Sally Dyck, Global Ministries’ General Secretary Thomas Kemper, and Bishop Rodolfo Alfonso Juan explore how engagement in the ministries of the Four Areas of Focus produces vital congregations. View

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