Ethnic groups offer ideas for vital church
National plans for ethnic/racial ministries are growing churches and planting new ones. They should be part of any new structure, groups say.
Health-care chaplaincy — What’s it good for?
Chaplains get constant opportunity to serve outside their church walls.
Listening for the melody of God
The Rev. Connie Shelton speaks on living a fuller Christian life through authenticity, song.
The Vow: A real love story of faith
A new movie shows how United Methodists Kim and Krickitt Carpenter faced immense odds yet kept the commitment they made before God.
Doctor buys hospital to aid rural health
Meharry Medical College graduate models dedication to the poor in Mississippi. “We have to stop making excuses and do more.”
Meharry tackles health care from all angles
From cancer research to community partnerships to reduce diabetes, historic Meharry keeps an eye on the future.
NCC begins to consider its future
United Methodists join other members in looking at financial support, Christian unity goals.
Church process no guarantee against suits
Pastor says he filed sexual misconduct lawsuit to protect himself and others. “The church sometimes, with its silence, ends up hurting people.”
Africa becomes theology professor’s passion
Through Africa University connections, Otterbein professor forges connection with Muslim women in Malawi.
Dental school cares for entire community
Since oral health is a path to overall health, Meharry School of Dentistry instills in its students a passion for serving the underserved.
Meharry looks to close health-care gap
A mix of medical expertise and political advocacy is key to stopping disparities in health care for the poor, says United Methodist medical college.
Meharry attacks HIV/AIDS in lab, streets
African-American women are 15 times more likely to become infected with HIV. One medical school is trying to find out why.
At Meharry, M.D. means ‘Make a Difference’
United Methodist-related medical college works to change inequity in health care that racial and ethnic minorities often face.
Sex harassment suit hits Dallas pastor
Cockrell Hill pastor accuses St. Luke pastor of incidents beginning in 2003 when plaintiff worked at St. Luke.
Young leaders watching church in action
The Bishop Melvin G. Talbert Leadership Institute Fellows are being nurtured to become ethical leaders of vital congregations.
Alternate game plan for Super Bowl
United Methodist Women join others in bringing awareness of human trafficking to festivities in Indianapolis.
Ending hunger in 5 years ‘doable’
Include God and make the effort, urges president of international hunger-relief organization.
Black College Fund celebrates 40 years
United Methodist support helps recruit outstanding faculty and provide students with academic, cultural and spiritual guidance.
Food ministries flourish on different paths
May 28 is World Hunger Day. Two churches in Indianapolis find different ministries to feed the hungry and enable people to reach potential.
Growing communities along the Santa Cruz
From the hard soil of Tucson, Ariz., Youth Farm Project interns help the community to develop a flourishing garden and gathering place.
Will restructuring cut vital ministry?
That’s the question church staff want General Conference delegates to consider in weighing various reorganization proposals.
Sowing promise for developing countries
Foods Resource Bank spins cash from crops into food security as farmers and churches make a global difference.
Home nourishes body, soul of Nigerian young
Born out of the Hope for Children of Africa initiative, this mission of the United Methodist orphanage is still expanding.
Supreme Court shields church from bias laws
United Methodist leaders say the decision puts the onus on the denomination to do justice in its hiring practices.
Preview to church restructuring debate
Concerns raised that the proposed changes would give too much power to bishops and damage the denomination’s ‘separation of powers.’
Young adults lead social justice startups
An incubator for life-changing ministries, Spark12 allows millennials to hone leadership skills, begin new service ventures.
‘Exploring Differences, Deepening Faith’
During the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, a student reflects on how living with other faiths and cultures strengthens her own.
Group proposes alternative restructure
Methodist Federation for Social Action is the only unofficial caucus to submit its own reorganization to General Conference.
Racism still stings, bishop tells King
In his birthday letter to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., Bishop Woodie White ponders whether race is America’s ‘stubborn virus.’
Conference trains church planters
Lay missionary planting network project works to develop new faith fellowships, churches in Oklahoma Indian Missionary Conference.
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