New congregation growth reaches half-way mark
Board of Global Ministries program has started 210 churches, expanding the denomination’s reach in Asia and Africa.
Laity Sunday celebrates people in the pews
In church, being there makes all the difference. This weekend United Methodists celebrate laity who witness through their presence.
Chilean Methodists, UMCOR sign agreement
While the world celebrates the miners’ rescue, international Methodist efforts continue Chile earthquake recovery.
Man in heels fights domestic violence
A pastor challenged his church to raise money to combat violence against women. In return, he promised to deliver the sermon in high heels.
Bishops break new ground at Africa University
The $60,000 staff duplex is the first structure built by The United Methodist Church’s African bishops.
Clergy couple blends ministry, marriage
The Rossberts spend most days on opposite ends of town as they serve their first appointments in different churches.
Mission initiative launches with focus on Haiti
Each day, visitors to the website 10-Fold.org will get to see United Methodist mission programs around the world.
Church women focus on domestic violence
United Methodist Women want to make sure survivors of domestic violence do not have to choose between their faith and being safe.
First impressions matter to church guests
Can your church compete with Starbucks, McDonald’s or a nice, cozy bed?
Civil rights leader Bishop Thomas dies
James S. Thomas broke racial barriers. Of his work, he said, "I didn't come to be a black bishop. I have come to be the best bishop I can be."
United Methodist ecumenical leader dies
Along with Christian unity, the Rev. Robert Huston championed the gifts of young adults and women.
Graffiti removal lightens neighbors' burdens
Several churches help clean up gang tags for those who cannot cover the damage on their own.
10-Fold shows mission in action via technology
The 10-day event offers podcasts, streaming videos and online chats to connect directly with missionaries and ministry projects.
New York bishop and others run for mission
Bishop Park hopes the 5K inspires youth to support missions and get on a track to good health.
How churches can protect children
Missouri United Methodists strive to be proactive about safety for children, youth and the adults who work with them in church programs.
Court sides with agency on use of funds
Superior Court finds ‘clear and convincing evidence’ donations were not restricted solely for temperance and alcohol work.
Congregations meet in nontraditional places
Some meet in malls, movie theaters or bars. One even uses a former funeral home. “Every location has changed us a little bit as a church.”
Higher Ed top exec announces retirement
The Rev. Jerome Del Pino is leaving his position as general secretary of the Board of Higher Education and Ministry.
Native Americans share struggles at gathering
Participants confront issues and find hope during High Plains Initiative event.
Fact Books offer snapshot of UM schools
Ever wondered which colleges and universities are UM? These resources provide info about UM-related schools.
UMTV: Living Simply, Giving Generously
Pastor and his wife prove anyone can be a big giver. By donating 60% of their annual income, they’ve given $500,000+ to charity.
Church makes pledge to Global Fund
United Methodists will give up to $28 million to fight AIDS, TB and malaria, through the first faith-based partnership with the Global Fund.
Chaplains crucial to hospice care
A caregiving crisis is looming in the United States, as more people deal with end-of-life needs, a prominent chaplain says.
Church thinks pink for cancer
The bulletin listed women and families affected by breast cancer. The congregation wore pink, and pink roses were given to survivors.
Wesley Foundations offer student housing
More Christian college students want to live in community with their peers, and campus ministers are providing ways to do so.
Stepanek continues son’s legacy of peace
Since Mattie’s death in 2004, his mother has shared his message. “No matter what the next person chooses, we’re in charge of peace.”
Church, Global Fund join in malaria fight
Fund has committed $19.3 billion to programs addressing AIDS, TB and malaria and is at work in 144 countries.
United Methodist agency pulls rally endorsement
Board concerned about recent “overtly political and partisan statements” surrounding Oct. 2 event.
World Communion Sunday offers students support
A recipient of a scholarship funded by the WCS offering, Charles Martin-Stanley embodies a life of service to his church and community.
Two schools lose United Methodist status
Two seminaries dropped from approval list for training United Methodist elders and deacons.
Mission today vs. mission yesterday
Dana Robert shares her opinions about how a changing world is changing the work of missionaries and institutions.
Independence leader heralded in Sierra Leone
Pastor, physician, government leader — the Rev. John Karefa-Smart “dared to be different.”
Reclaiming history through repentance
The United Methodist Church is donating $50,000 to the Sand Creek Massacre learning center.
And the lame shall walk in Uganda
A mission team from Kentucky provided life-saving care in a region recovering from war.
Camp supports young clergy families
The time on Lake Louise helps pastors build relationships and create ministries together.
United Methodists share in Sand Creek sorrow
In 1864, troops led by a Methodist minister slaughtered a village of peaceful Arapaho and Cheyenne.
Around the New Testament in 90 days
Readers will spend the rest of the year immersed in Scripture. People today “face the same issues the Israelites and early Christians engaged 2,000 years ago.”
VIM leader’s passion is serving
Bishop pens book for ‘Faithful Heart’
Eight-week study asks readers to ponder what brings ‘true joy.’
HIV camp gives dose of God’s love
Many of the adult campers say they are shunned by churches at home.
Program nurtures at-risk kids of inmates
Redemption Kids helps them avoid their parents’ mistakes.
Study shows young clergy increasing
But more than half of active elders are 55 or older.
Malaria fight must go on, bishop tells UN
‘Children have been given a chance’ because of the church’s efforts, he said.
Pastors serve churches in transition
Program helps churches deal with change. “Intentional interim ministers give congregations permission to grieve and revise who they are.”
UM Men launch prison ministries
U.S. inmates have a chance to use DISCIPLE Bible study. “When you're on the other side of the wall, you need all the encouragement you can get.”
25,000 pack Zimbabwe revivals
The gatherings are a time of miracles and spiritual renewal, a pastor says – and they show why the church in Africa is growing.
African minister forgives after genocide
Hutu Gerard Nsabimana lost his father and brothers, but his mother said, “There is no way we can run away from forgiveness.”
First UM Missionary from China in Oklahoma
Born an atheist, Rev. Wang is now a full elder and provides services to Chinese-speaking persons, including students, in the region.
Church lacks racial diversity, officials say
U.S. membership is not keeping up with the nation’s changing demographics.
Work with Muslims opens ‘new world’
“Where were voices of moderate Muslims after 9/11?” Sarah Brockus says her friends speak out for freedom. Are we ready to support them?
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