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Privilegium Gospel from Finnsnes Metodistkirke in Finnsnes, Norway, inspires their audience with a rendition of Todd Dulaney’s “Greater” during a concert tour. Photo by Arne Ivar Hanssen, used with permission.

Traveling United Methodist youth choirs sing the Good News

Tours of church music groups offer more than new scenery. They create both teaching moments for the chaperones and lifelong memories for the choir members. Read More

Connecting faith and culture

Oklahoma couple works to bring balance to young Native people’s lives. Read More

Hispanic youth from Dallas area United Methodist churches and Dallas’ Wesley-Rankin Community Center took a civil rights history tour of the South March 11-15. The group is seen here at the Center for Civil and Human Rights in Atlanta. Photo by Martha Valencia.

Civil rights tour ‘impactful’ for Hispanic youth

United Methodist Church’s National Plan for Hispanic/Latino Ministry underwrites trip across South Read More

Young people from Oneida United Methodist Church, who attended the Peg-Leg Flamingos youth leadership conference in September, present a tribal flag to water protectors at Standing Rock. Photo courtesy of the Rev. Carol Lakota Eastin

Peg-leg flamingo symbolizes challenges faced by Native American youth

Peg-Leg Flamingos, a United Methodist leadership program, aims to nurture and educate young Native American leaders. Read More

Women delegates to the Philippines Central Conference attended a gathering to educate women and youth delegates about the issues facing The United Methodist Church. The delegates will vote on the election of Filipino bishops at the Nov. 28-Dec. 4 meeting. Photo courtesy of Jennifer Ferariza-Meneses

Filipino women, youth prepare to elect bishops

Gatherings educate youth and women delegates on issues facing The United Methodist Church. The delegates are preparing for Philippines Central Conference meeting. Read More

Kevin John “Kejo” Maddela stands with another youth leader at Christmas Institute 2012 in the Philippines. Photo courtesy of Kevin John Maddela.

Philippines’ Christmas Institute helps youth find gifts

Young people spend the days after Christmas in a retreat geared just for them. “It is a remake of the heart-warming experience of John Wesley.” Read More

Young adults whose parents shared the importance of their faith are far more likely to continue in church. Members of the Bonn family pray during a 2014 service at Christ United Methodist Church in Franklin, Tenn., to lift up those facing the Ebola crisis in West Africa. Photo by Mike DuBose, United Methodist Communications.

The secret to faith after high school? Parents!

Worried about your child heading to college, and heading away from church? Youth leaders share tips to make your home a stronger spiritual base. Read More

Students work on computers in the library at Philander Smith College in Little Rock, Ark. File photo courtesy of Philander Smith College.

What churches can do when students are home on break

December 4, 2014

When college students return home on break, some struggle to reconnect. These ideas will help United Methodist congregations make the most of that time. Read More

Photo illustration of words and their impact. Courtesy: Flickr/Greg Gladman.

Talking to young people: How to help not hurt

'The less you talk, the more you can teach and learn from them.' Youth leaders share advice for avoiding miscommunications. More

A 10th anniversary celebration of the Hispanic Youth Leadership Academy was held at Boston University School of Theology. The program has trained 980 youth and young adults in its first decade.

Academy marks 10 years of shaping young Hispanic/Latino leaders

Nearly 10 years ago, a group of United Methodist Hispanic pastors started helping students in pursuit of higher education opportunities. Read More

Lindsey White soccer player

Mexico youth soccer team gets assist from Reinhardt University student

A spring-break mission trip turned into a life-changing experience for Lindsey White, a soccer player at the United Methodist-related school. Read More

Hockey ministry scores big with youth

A couple's shared love of hockey spawned a ministry that helps kids develop in every aspect of their lives. Read More

White House honors youth solar ministry

United Methodist church and Rotary Club partner on program that brings light to places without electricity. Read More

Tennessee faith groups fight youth obesity

Seventeen percent of children are considered obese. United Methodist churches and agencies want to help change that statistic. Read More

Will Penner leads a gospel song during worship at Cedar Crest Camp in Lyles, Tenn. Photo by Ronny Perry, UMNS.

Church camps combine faith & fun

The United Methodist Church offers one of the largest camp and retreat networks, with 220 centers serving a million people a year. Read More

Photo Illustrations by Ronny Perry.

Churches can help youth fight cyberbullies

Modeling good Christian behavior to youth helps them learn how to be more civil online. Read More