Theologian charged for same-sex wedding
The Rev. Thomas Ogletree, a retired seminary dean known for his work on Christian ethics, presided over the wedding of his son.
Church vitality: How do you define it?
Leaders across the denomination ponder that question even as they try to increase the number of highly vital churches.
Campus ministry keeps students safe
At The Barn, the fun environment brings students in, but the safe environment and support system bring them back.
Steps for vital older adult ministry
United Methodists observe Older Adult Recognition Day in May, but churches can reach out to older members all year long.
Bishops hold 2nd closed meeting
Gathering will be more like a retreat to exchange ideas, say bishops. Still, some longtime church observers say the meeting should be open.
Bishops to gather for closed retreat
Among 125 active and retired bishops attending the event on St. Simons Island are 14 new episcopal leaders, elected this summer and fall.
Mental health care: Training equips churches
Two-day event in Northern Illinois Annual (regional) Conference draws clergy, laity starting initiatives to address mental illness.
Women making history: Eunice Musa Iliya
“A woman is dependent on how society defines her,” says Nigerian pastor. “So as I was growing up, I didn’t know who I was as a woman.”
Make a Difference Day honors Alabama ministry
Alabama Rural Ministry wins Make A Difference Day Award. Actor, author Tony Danza salutes volunteers for being selfless in their efforts.
How old is too old to join the clergy?
A Texas Conference proposal to encourage people over 45 not to seek ordination is igniting debate.
Conferences exceed 100% giving to Africa U.
Annual conferences meet or exceed goals in support of school "making a difference in the "lives of students, the church and the region.”
United Methodists on historic China trip
A delegation is visiting China to renew old friendships and forge deeper relationships with Chinese Christians.
Church hotline is an information ministry
From questions about church history and doctrine to personal inquiries about getting married, “InfoServants” offer a one-on-one experience.
Women making history: Sandra Steiner Ball
“I had some learning challenges in my early years … the church was where I found sanctuary, peace and encouragement.”
NCC’s mission will continue without him, Edgar says
A United Methodist minister, the Rev. Bob Edgar prepares to leave the National Council of Churches for Common Cause.
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