Exploration 2011: You’ve been buzzed
Young people will gather in St. Louis Nov. 11-13 to talk, pray, ponder and listen to God calling them into ordained ministry.
Woman starts African mission with a goat
Jan Brockley turns potential into productivity by empowering African women. “They have never had this opportunity before.”
Young clergywomen find support online
Knowing you’re not the only one goes a long way in reducing the burnout, frustration and despair of lone-ranger ministry.
Report: In church, as in school, seniors rule
While greater numbers of young clergy are serving than in the past decade, older pastors still fill most United Methodist pulpits.
Disaster case managers walk with survivors
More than 30 UMCOR-trained case managers assist people in North Dakota’s Souris Valley as residents recover from massive floods.
Hope among the ashes in Texas
UMCOR disaster response teams perform “funerals for houses” and help devastated families sort through their homes and their emotions.
N.D. confirmands live their vows to do good
Flood that swept through Minot changed summer for teens from lazy days to nonstop work helping those who lost their homes in the disaster.
Fear of Islam changed prison chaplaincy
Two chaplains serving federal prisons say 9/11 caused major shift in how chaplains could relate to Muslim inmates.
Flight 93 Ambassadors honor 9/11 heroes
Land where hijacked plane crashed in Pennsylvania is now a National Park Service site, thanks to Shanksville UMC members.
Ministering after 9/11: Four stories
Pastors responded to the demands of that day and the needs that followed in different ways, but all moved forward in faith.
New York cop-turned-chaplain recalls 9/11
Former NYPD officer, now United Methodist pastor, says that terrible day in the midst of tragedy taught him the ministry of presence.
UMCOR’s 9/11 aid lifted Pentagon corridor
The Love in the Midst of Tragedy fund helped ‘secondary’ economic victims in the area pick up the pieces of their lives.
9/11 healing aided by United Methodist funds
Response to the tragedy reshaped how UMCOR responds to major tragedy and established disaster response training.
Planning worship for the 9/11 anniversary
How should 10th anniversary be incorporated into worship without inappropriately focusing on patriotism or reopening old wounds?
Young Malawi churches tackle big issues
Education, ministering to those with AIDS, fighting malaria, scholarships and youth training top Malawi accomplishments.
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