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The Rev. Stephen Handy prays with the staff of the YouthWorks mission camp at McKendree United Methodist Church in Nashville, Tenn. Photo courtesy of McKendree United Methodist Church.

Photo courtesy of McKendree United Methodist Church

2016 State of The Church Report


The 2013-16 quadrennium has been one of focus, alignment and affirmation. We have remained faithful to our goal to increase the number of vital congregations and to bear fruit in the four areas of missional focus — leadership, new places for new people, ministry with the poor and global health. This work continues to deepen throughout annual conferences, districts and local congregations as we respond to God’s call on each of our lives.

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