Featured Topic: Education
United Methodists believe that children have a right to education, and parents and governments have an obligation to provide them with the access to an adequate education.
There are many ways church members can become more informed, more involved, and also advocate for schools and families. Below you will find practical ideas and tips, as well as worship resources to help you in this important ministry.
Worship Resources and Prayer
Liberia churchwomen campaign for girls’ rights
The United Methodist Women have initiated an effort to promote girls’ education and help end female genital mutilation. Read More
Get Your Spirit in Shape: College, Church and Faith
In this podcast episode, the Rev. Sheila Bates shares ideas to help students connect to a faith community in college. Listen
Coaches, kids make Team Read a strong church/school partnership
'I believe the service of churches in our public schools will be what saves them both,' says United Methodist Jackie Flaum, a head coach in the tutoring program. Read More
Congregation commits totally to church/school partnership
'Who would notice if you closed your church?' Minnesota parish answers bishop's query by adopting school with 700 students. And more. Read More
Paws and Play: Church/school program benefits kids
Three canine “volunteers” from East Heights United Methodist Church provide comfort for students. “They seem to feel safe telling the dogs what they are feeling.” Read More
Procession of Hopefulness: Church/school partnerships
Programs provide a safe haven for teens, much-needed tutoring, driver education and more, allowing United Methodists to “bless and empower both children and churches.” Read More
Make a school kit and help kids
In some countries, children do not have books or school supplies. School kits may be their only educational resources. Can you help? Read More
Rethink your back-to-school resources!
Rethink Church has direct mail cards and free customized door hangers to help you reach out to your community with the message that “Church can happen anywhere.” Read More
United Methodist school gets new building
Operation Classroom replaces unsafe building with modern classrooms for a United Methodist primary school in Sierra Leone. Read More
No wedding gifts, just cash please for Freedom School
Nashville couple raised $7,000 for summer reading program for children grades K-8 by asking for donations instead of wedding gifts. Read More