Leaders give church changes yellow light
Advisory panel asked to proceed with caution on proposals to add a new board and have agencies charge for services.
Windsor Village’s ‘three-legged’ ministry
The pastor of the 18,000-member Houston-area church talks about his successes, church vitality and obstacles to church growth.
Denomination faces sizable budget cuts
For the first time in the history of The United Methodist Church, even the best-case budget projection called for a reduction in available funds.
Lay speakers give Haitians clean water
Cholera will likely affect more lives in Haiti than the 2010 earthquake, and United Methodists across the U.S. are doing something about it.
Thousands gear up to Change the World
On May 14 and 15, United Methodists from more than 1,600 churches will participate in some 1,800 events to reach out to their communities.
Methodist e-Academy welcomes first full class
Online theological education grows Europe’s future spiritual leaders while they grow community with one another.
Nets may save newborn’s life
Bintu Kamara has lost three children to malaria. New bed nets hanging in her home will give her newborn a better chance at life.
Drenched communities pray levees will hold
As melted snow and record rainfall flood towns and farmland across the U.S., United Methodists respond and reach out.
Jamaica event to continue focus on peace
Searching for the ways of ‘just peace’ as the WCC’s Decade to Overcome Violence ends.
African clergywomen find voice, claim rights
First-ever meeting will honor Africa’s first woman bishop and strengthen the network of clergywomen on the continent.
Leaders ponder funding, structural changes
Among the proposals is to combine general agencies into fewer groups and to change the denomination’s funding formulas.
Abraham Sellu, 64, remembered as leader
The former educator and mission coordinator served in Sierra Leone and East Africa.
Bin Laden’s death challenges pastors
Church leaders struggle with how to talk with members about the tension between being “an American citizen and being a citizen in the Kingdom.”
Bishops seek change in presidency
The constitutional amendment would allow the Council of Bishops to elect one of its members to be a full-time, nonresidential bishop for four years.
Bishops to change ecumenical agency
If General Conference approves, the agency will become part of the Council of Bishops.
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