‘Advisory group on steroids’ tackles reform
Connectional Table approves creation of an Interim Operations Team, which will flesh out the Call to Action recommendations.
Transgender pastor urges sexuality debate
A pastor shared his long-kept secret, and thinks the church should talk more about sex and gender. Not everyone shares his opinion.
SMU breaks ground on Bush Center
Former president tells 3,000 supporters: "Today's groundbreaking marks the beginning of a journey."
Laura Bush talks faith at cancer center fundraiser
The former first lady discussed her family’s brush with the disease and how scripture brings comfort in trying times.
Student Day nurtures new leaders
They hope to serve the world in roles such as food scientist, music therapist, and minister. Your Nov. 28 offering can help fulfill their dreams.
Technology replaces phone cards for military
After 7 years and more than 17 million minutes donated, the phone-card program is being phased out due to use of Skype and social media.
African bishops urge theological education
Pastoral training is not keeping pace with church growth. Leaders hope $2 million will help change that.
Military chaplains ask if church cares
Chaplains serving in wartime ministries need to know the church values and appreciates them, writes the Rev. Randolph Cross.
Bishops face challenge on same-sex unions
In states where gay marriage is legal, United Methodist leaders focus on upholding church law while encouraging dialogue and respect.
Bishops support church reforms, accountability
Eighty active and retired bishops endorsed widespread reforms, including accountability for promoting church growth.
Hmong churches embrace multicultural ministry
With roots in Asia, Hmong churches in the U.S. seek to incorporate their new culture and language.
Bishops urged to embrace change
In his address to the council, Bishop Larry Goodpaster asked leaders to abandon structures that are not working or face further church decline.
Court upholds pastor’s right to accept members
Even if the decision is based on sexuality, clergy have the power to determine membership, the Judicial Council rules.
Pastors bike through Congo to bring hope
Two pastors – one from Africa, one from the U.S. – journeyed into remotest Congo to minister to those still suffering from civil war.
Mission site reaches hundreds of thousands
More than 400,000 people from 92 countries helped raise more than $70,000 in 10 days through 10-Fold.org.
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