What every college freshman should know
Faculty and students from United Methodist-related schools share advice on how to make the journey from home to college easier.
Mentoring vital to keeping ministry alive
When done right, mentorship can help young clergy through challenging times. Does The United Methodist Church “do it right?”
Elvis Presley’s Methodist moment
Each August, fans mark the singer’s 1977 death. Here’s a history lesson on some ways a church agency was linked to the star’s record label.
The ABCs of back-to-school outreach
Whether your congregation is large or small, you can learn creative ways to reach out to students and families in a new academic year.
Church on Congo violence: ‘9/11 every day’
Board of Church and Society leaders meet with bishop and government minister in DRC to support ‘just peace’ In face of ongoing violence.
Tackling hunger ‘hands-on’ at annual conference
This year, 10 United Methodist conferences packed 680,000 meals for Stop Hunger Now during annual conference sessions.
Wesley professor joins U.S. State Department
Shaun Casey’s main task will be to reach out to religious groups around the world.
Despite declines, signs of vitality in 2012
Leaders of conferences that saw growth last year offer advice to the majority that saw dips in membership and attendance.
Conference budgets show modest growth
More United Methodist conferences are seeing a modest budget increase for 2014 than are cutting their budget or staying flat.
Pastors share advice at Africa University
Presentation at pastors’ school addresses itinerancy system and the “mixed emotions” experienced by both outgoing and incoming clergy.
Regional conferences take on social issues
United Methodists tackled hot-button topics like homosexuality, gun violence, divestment and immigration reform.
Congo woman shares story of forgiveness
During West Congo Annual Conference seminar on violence, widow challenges African United Methodists to forgive even when it is difficult.
United Methodists ready kids for school
Special back-to-class events offer resources and fun for families, along with a chance to see the church in action.
New leader named at Church and Society
Susan Henry-Crowe of Emory University will succeed James E. Winkler as chief executive of Church and Society agency.
Churches beware: Liability insurance a must
The reality is that congregations must be prepared for lawsuits; having the right insurance is the first step.
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