Mental Health: Church needed on or off campus
Students facing mental health crises fastest-growing group on college campuses as they struggle to cope and look for help.
Campus ministry keeps students safe
At The Barn, the fun environment brings students in, but the safe environment and support system bring them back.
Theologian charged for same-sex wedding
The Rev. Thomas Ogletree, a retired seminary dean known for his work on Christian ethics, presided over the wedding of his son.
United Methodists monitor immigration bill
Church leaders have signed a statement outlining how the U.S. Senate bill fits — and does not fit — with United Methodist teachings.
Steps for vital older adult ministry
United Methodists observe Older Adult Recognition Day in May, but churches can reach out to older members all year long.
United Methodists prep for 2013 conferences
Amid serious deliberations, members also take time to celebrate in United States, Africa, Europe and the Philippines.
Bishops hold 2nd closed meeting
Gathering will be more like a retreat to exchange ideas, say bishops. Still, some longtime church observers say the meeting should be open.
Mental health care: Training equips churches
Two-day event in Northern Illinois Annual (regional) Conference draws clergy, laity starting initiatives to address mental illness.
Mental health care: Education is key
After her son’s tragic death, the Rev. Cheryl Magrini made it her mission to fight the stigma and raise awareness of mental illness.
Church vitality: How do you define it?
Leaders across the denomination ponder that question even as they try to increase the number of highly vital churches.
How old is too old to join the clergy?
A Texas Conference proposal to encourage people over 45 not to seek ordination is igniting debate.
United Methodists on historic China trip
A delegation is visiting China to renew old friendships and forge deeper relationships with Chinese Christians.
Remembering Bob Edgar and his impact
A tribute to a “tireless champion for vulnerable people” who will be sorely missed.
United Methodists mourn Bob Edgar
The top executive of Common Cause, longtime advocate for the poor, and United Methodist pastor died today at 69.
Women making history: Sandra Steiner Ball
“I had some learning challenges in my early years … the church was where I found sanctuary, peace and encouragement.”
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