A friend in mission is a friend indeed
Changing the world requires people to offer their contributions and their companionship, Women’s Division executive writes.
Despite tough times, church giving rises
Fifteen annual (regional) conferences gave 100 percent of the money asked of them to support ministries around the world.
Bishops react to homosexuality statement
Some urge prayer and dialogue. Others express disappointment. Still others support a call to lift ban on gay clergy.
Church court clarifies voting eligibility
New groups of clergy are eligible elect delegates to The United Methodist Church’s top lawmaking body.
Marriage counseling aids happily ever after
On Valentine’s Day, we idealize love. But experts say relationships are living things and evolve. “Therapy at different points is crucial.”
McCord interns want to give back to church
Students serve as ambassadors for the United Methodist Black College Fund, which supports their schools.
United Methodists cheer Southern Sudan vote
Many churches in the United States already have a relationship with the world’s newest nation.
10-Fold spotlights young adult missionary
Join a live chat tonight with Joseph Bradley on religion, health, and working in Cambodia.
Love, mission will keep rural church together
Rural congregations called to embrace evangelism and change in effort "to provide sacraments in every place."
U.S. Rural Church Realities
More than 60% of United Methodist congregations in the U.S. are rural. A survey shows rural church members feel misunderstood.
Places of the heart: Rural church at crossroads
Many fear the rural church is being left behind at its moment of greatest need.
Rural Riches: Scenes from a Dakota Parish
A pastor and congregants share concerns. “A lot of hope would be gone if the local church was gone.”
Saving Bowbells: Churches keep hope alive
Congregations stand with their communities in a struggle for survival and revival.
Black clergy address unique concerns
At convocation, pastors discussed the times when, like Elijah, they felt like hiding in a cave.
Church court takes up membership, marriage
The Judicial Council again faces a request to reverse a ruling allowing a pastor to bar a gay man from joining his congregation.
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