New rule for schools: More clergy, more funds
The higher education board has changed the formula for distributing funds to United Methodist seminaries.
Small groups are in our DNA
John Wesley understood Christianity as a social religion. Participating in a small group provides community, accountability and spiritual growth.
Census helps church with evangelism
The demographic data will help Christians “reach the people God has given us,” says leadership expert.
Giving to those who give relief
Your offering for One Great Hour of Sharing ensures UMCOR has staff and supplies to respond efficiently in times of disaster and beyond.
Church can teach society about sexual ethics
Vital congregations offer space to discuss this “most social, personal and political aspect of our human existence,” says church executive.
Feeding others…pastor keeps going and going
Doctors told C. Ray Davis he would die. Instead he serves “meals that heal.” His small church provides a total of 19 community services.
Japanese Christians begin relief work
“The needs far surpass our ability to provide,” a missionary says. The United Methodist relief agency is responding with emergency funds.
Church offers hope after domestic abuse
From providing shelter to raising awareness, ministries help survivors rebuild their lives.“ Domestic violence can happen to anyone.”
Faith in times of disaster
When earthquakes and tsunamis occur, even faithful Christians question why God doesn’t prevent such disasters. Yet, God is still present in loss.
Student letters oppose executing mentally ill
A group of Vanderbilt Divinity students wrote letters to their congressmen supporting bills that would exclude the mentally ill from execution.
Missionaries have complex history in Japan
Through war, turmoil and prosperity, Methodists have offered a Christian witness to the Japanese people for 135 years.
Japan tragedy bridges global community
From Connecticut to California, United Methodists respond to earthquake and tsunami and offer hope and healing.
Windsor Village builds a new social landscape
With a commitment to community building and strengthening families and faith, the growth of this United Methodist ‘kingdom’ seems limitless.
Mission work continues in Japan, despite fears
A wave of aftershocks, radiation warnings and lack of food and fuel make it difficult, but United Methodist missionaries forge ahead.
FAQ: Japan earthquake and response
Here are some tips for United Methodists eager to help those affected by the earthquake and tsunami.
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