Cross opens doors for military chaplains to minister
Chaplains stand out because of what they wear and what they don’t carry. They wear crosses. They carry no weapon.
Chaplains provide ‘listening ears,’ ‘tender hearts’
Military chaplains care for the hearts and souls of soldiers while other military commanders oversee their physical and mental preparation.
Recent disaster responses highlight UMCOR, UMVIM relationship
In Louisiana and Texas the disaster response ministry dovetailed with a well-established volunteer network.
GBHEM officers elected at board organizing meeting
The General Board of Higher Education and Ministry elected new officers, heard the general secretary’s State of the Board Address, and attended a ministry fair during the Board’s fall 2008 meeting.
Fall Board Meeting, Board of Global Ministries
News and photos from the recent fall board meeting of the Board of Global Ministries and the Women's Division.
Global Ministries launches effort to start 400 churches
United Methodists can help plant churches around the world through a fund launched with an initial gift from an Atlanta businesswoman.
Mission Conference Looks Beyond the Walls
"Awesome" was the word Nancy Crissman of Crossroads United Methodist Church, Conyers, Georgia, used to describe an early October conference that pointed Christians toward mission "Beyond the Walls"--meaning beyond church walls.
Planning Puts Local Church in Forefront of Ministry to Retirement Community
"We are trying to think of a way to thank the people of Christ UMC," said Ed Bell, executive director, Edgewater Retirement Community.
Judicial Council hires former member as first clerk
Sally AsKew of Athens, Ga., will aid the church's top court as it grows into the digital age.
Local church kids find no mission impossible
For the Mission Possible Kids in Plano, Texas, no point on the globe is too remote for outreach – even Antarctica.
New commission aligns with areas of focus
The Commission on Religion and Race will integrate its work with the denomination’s four priority areas.
Path 1 focuses on ‘biggest mission field’: the U.S.
With 1,500 U.S. members leaving the church each week, United Methodist leaders are emphasizing new church starts.
Hoosier United Methodists establish new conference
The South and North Indiana conferences have united after years of work by task forces and a team of clergy and lay members.
Disciple Formation, Interpreter Sept/Oct
Church has place in new planned community
A Tennessee community promoted as a space to "live, shop and play" now has a new verb in its lineup: Worship.
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