Ecumenical commission considers its future
The general agency has proposed drastically shrinking its board or folding its work into the Council of Bishops.
Post on hell lands pastor in hot water
Chad Holtz lost his pulpit after he lost his belief in hell. But that is not the whole story.
United Methodist students pray for Japan
Colleges are reaching out to those suffering from the earthquake and tsunami.
Leadership Summit invites global sharing
April 6 webcast participants will consider future challenges for United Methodist churches and annual conferences.
Regional conferences gear up to reach out
During 2011 annual conference sessions, United Methodists will debate issues, engage in mission and prepare for General Conference.
First-time volunteer at 91
We are all called to serve others. There are no rules for when or where, and no age limits. Meet a volunteer whose stamina might surprise you.
Clergywomen struggle despite open doors
Many local churches still resist ethnic minority pastors, particularly women, says the Rev. Constance Y. Pak.
New rule for schools: More clergy, more funds
The higher education board has changed the formula for distributing funds to United Methodist seminaries.
Census helps church with evangelism
The demographic data will help Christians “reach the people God has given us,” says leadership expert.
Giving to those who give relief
Your offering for One Great Hour of Sharing ensures UMCOR has staff and supplies to respond efficiently in times of disaster and beyond.
Missionaries have complex history in Japan
Through war, turmoil and prosperity, Methodists have offered a Christian witness to the Japanese people for 135 years.
Windsor Village builds a new social landscape
With a commitment to community building and strengthening families and faith, the growth of this United Methodist ‘kingdom’ seems limitless.
Church mergers take time, energy, work
Mergers are one way churches often address declining membership, but they also can help create rebirth and begin new, vital mission work.
New mission can rejuvenate churches
Sometimes current challenges lead churches to change their ministry focus or try bold, new ideas. It can be scary, but can also spur growth.
Closing churches is tough for everyone
The decision to close a church isn’t easy. But members of churches that closed can find comfort when their legacy lives on.
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