Foundation takes sting out of seminary cost
After witnessing so many students struggle with debt, one retired pastor vowed to help ease their burden.
Agency Q＆A: United Methodist Men
Series looks at how agencies carry out mission: ‘I believe if our church is to survive and grow, United Methodist Men will play a large role in that effort.’
Agency Q＆A: Board of Discipleship
Series looks at how agencies carry out mission: Training and supporting church leaders — ‘I came home energized and on fire with a new attitude.’
Bishop candidates visit black caucus
For the first time, all U.S. endorsed candidates seeking to become bishops met and were blessed by Black Methodists for Church Renewal.
Open letter urges restructure support
Signers, including many large-church pastors, say ‘Now is the time for action’ in consolidating general agencies and nurturing leaders.
Finance group stands by $603.1 million budget
General Conference tries to balance local church finances with mission needs as it determines how to allocate funds.
Agency Q＆A: Finance and Administration
‘We like to say that if we have done our work correctly, no one will know that we have done it at all.’
Agency Q＆A: Higher Education and Ministry
Series looks at how agencies carry out mission: Agency gives a helping hand to all as it prepares new generation of Christian leaders.
Group offers ‘Plan B’ for church structure
Proponents say the alternative will offer a better balance of power and more representation than the Interim Operations Team proposal.
Longtime Bishop Paul A. Duffey dies at 91
United Methodist episcopal leader served Alabama-West Florida, Louisville and Tennessee Annual (regional) conferences.
UMCOR walks with tornado victims
As town prays for strength after being hit by devastating tornadoes, UMCOR steps in to help. “Our focus will be on long-term recovery.”
‘We are not forgotten’
The One Great Hour of Sharing offering supports UMCOR, allowing them to do things like send school and hygiene kits to children in Armenia.
Agency Q＆A: Publishing House
UMPH was the first church agency in the U.S. Since 1789 its mission has been “disseminating religious knowledge and useful … information.”
Hope rises above flood damage in Minot
Recovery from last year’s flood is going slow in North Dakota, but volunteers and donations are speeding up the process.
Agency Q＆A: Christian Unity
Series look at how agencies carry out mission. Commission keeps United Methodists ‘ecumenically engaged and interreligiously involved.’
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