World Methodists to meet in Durban, South Africa
The World Methodist Council's executive committee chooses South Africa’s second-largest city as the site for its 2011 conference.
Conference campaigns support Africa University
U.S. conferences are enacting campaigns to endow chairs and build buildings at Africa University.
There is life in Zimbabwe, native tells committee
Even as Zimbabwe falters under a staggering inflation rate of 7,500 percent, "there is life," says a Zimbabwean native.
Agency forwards resolutions on sexual ethics
Sexual harassment and misconduct remains a concern of the church and the Commission on the Status and Role of Women.
Commission offers lifeline to women in the church
For individual women in the church, COSROW can be a lifeline and a voice.
Survey considers gains for women in the church
The “glass ceiling” for United Methodist clergywomen seems to be senior pastor positions at churches with 1,000+ members.
Proposed Social Creed seeks global acceptance
Fresh off its world tour, a "user-friendly" United Methodist Social Creed faces its biggest audience next spring at General Conference.
Centennial event to promote United Methodist Men
A year-long celebration of men's ministry in the Methodist tradition also aims to grow United Methodist Men across the denomination.
Men's study shows commitment, need for growth
United Methodist men are committed to the church but lack close male support, according to a new report.
Commentary: Can United Methodists follow their call?
A ministerial candidate weighs in on why more young people aren't going into local parish ministry.
Lackore announces her retirement as finance chief
Sandra Lackore, who heads the agency that administers finances for The United Methodist Church, will retire at the end of next June.
Church budget tightens around four areas of focus
The United Methodist Church faces the hard, painful work of cutting ministries while building its budget around newly named initiatives.
Pittsburgh church offers dramatically different worship
It's cutting edge at Hot Metal Bridge Faith Community, where Scripture is told through drama and weekly baptisms are the standard.
United Methodist loans can now be repaid online
A newly launched online system makes repaying United Methodist student loans easier.
Church growth continues in former Soviet Union
Bishop Hans Vaxby likens the atmosphere in Eurasia to that of pioneer America. “The church is on the move," Vaxby says.
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