Churches reach out after Ohio shootings
Chardon United Methodist Church has close relationship with high school where shooter killed one, wounded four students.
Initiative provides theological education
Church membership in Africa is growing faster than in any other part of the globe, but Africa has a critical shortage of trained clergy.
When keeping Sabbath, simply rest
In our overwrought, overworked, socially networked society, we need Sabbath, but many wonder how to find time for it. Here are some tips.
Briefing previews General Conference issues
Delegates consider issues from reorganization to roles of bishops to an operating budget that is smaller than in the previous quadrennium.
UMTV: Street Pastor with a Past
A former heroin user, the Rev. Keith Kaufold speaks firsthand about addiction and redemption. “God will turn your misery into your ministry.”
Creating a holy Lent
As Lenten practices of self-examination and repentance begin, find devotions and ideas to help you during the journey to Easter Sunday.
Five new studies for Lent 2012
Need devotions and ideas to help you during the journey to Easter Sunday? New studies from popular authors are available for Lent.
Why ashes on Ash Wednesday?
Today marks the beginning of the season of Lent. What is the significance of ashes being placed on the forehead on Ash Wednesday?
Video Series: “Dreaming of Vital Congregations”
What will the church look like in 80 years? Video series asks how to transform congregations to ensure they arrive at 2092.
What is Lent and why does it last forty days?
Representing the 40 days Jesus spent in the wilderness, Lent is a period of repentance, fasting and preparation for the coming of Easter.
A Season of Preparation
As we prepare for Ash Wednesday, find devotions and meditations to help you during the journey to Easter Sunday.
Could you go alcohol-free for Lent?
United Methodist board wants to shed light on the world’s top killer by asking people to abstain from alcohol during Lent.
Mixed blessings in new U.S. church numbers
Declining membership trend continues; 2010 giving to UMCOR up 146 percent and direct giving to causes jumps 29 percent.
Former inmate honored for prison ministry
Lonnie Bingmon, who went to youth detention nine times and jail six times, received a White House award for his service to others.
Helping the Homeless 101
For college students running a Philadelphia homeless shelter, the biggest lesson is one they aren’t learning in class.
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