Mentoring vital to keeping ministry alive
When done right, mentorship can help young clergy through challenging times. Does The United Methodist Church “do it right?”
Young adults go forth in mission
In a joyous service, the Board of Global Ministries commissions 29 to serve in U.S. and around the world. See photos, read coverage.
The ABCs of back-to-school outreach
Whether your congregation is large or small, you can learn creative ways to reach out to students and families in a new academic year.
Dream led to orphanage in South Sudan
Seeing Sudanese youth left homeless by civil war and violence, Libby Dearing helped create a place children could “be safe and grow.”
Churches’ math and literacy camps a hit
Jump Start program’s fun approach helps keep children's skills sharp. "If the kids leave and say, 'math is fun," that's all we want."
Baltimore-Washington partners with Zimbabwe
Focus on Pastors’ School and building a new sanctuary unites conference and Zimbabwe Episcopal Area partners in shared goals.
Despite declines, signs of vitality in 2012
Leaders of conferences that saw growth last year offer advice to the majority that saw dips in membership and attendance.
Tackling hunger ‘hands-on’ at annual conference
This year, 10 United Methodist conferences packed 680,000 meals for Stop Hunger Now during annual conference sessions.
Conference budgets show modest growth
More United Methodist conferences are seeing a modest budget increase for 2014 than are cutting their budget or staying flat.
After tragedy, church honors firefighters
Rev. Beverly Worden Devine’s visit to her local fire station in Arizona led to a new bond with first responders mourning Hotshots’ deaths.
Regional conferences take on social issues
United Methodists tackled hot-button topics like homosexuality, gun violence, divestment and immigration reform.
Tiny church rises above flooding disaster
A 30-member congregation comes together to muck out water and make repairs. Their story shows need for disaster plan and strong faith.
Pastors share advice at Africa University
Presentation at pastors’ school addresses itinerancy system and the “mixed emotions” experienced by both outgoing and incoming clergy.
Conferences set cash record in malaria fight
Creative fundraising activities like “Skeeter Runs” and campouts under mosquito nets raise $1.27 million for Imagine No Malaria.
United Methodists prep for 2013 conferences
Amid serious deliberations, members also take time to celebrate in United States, Africa, Europe and the Philippines.
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