GCFA Board Holds Quarterly Meeting in Nashville

PRESS RELEASE General Council on Finance and Administration The United Methodist Church November 18, 2016 Contact:  Sharon Dean 615.369.2336 sdean@gcfa.org GCFA Board Holds Quarterly Meeting in Nashville Nashville, TN – The Board of Directors of the General Council on Finance and Administration (GCFA) held its quarterly meeting in Nashville, November 17-18.  The fall meeting is historically […]

News Release: Sarah Wilke Leaving Discipleship Ministries

NEWS RELEASE Discipleship Ministries | Communications Office Steve Horswill-Johnston, Executive Director (615) 340-1726 (O) (615) 429-3431 (C) stevehj@UMCdiscipleship.org Wilke Leaving Discipleship Ministries NASHVILLE, Tenn. Sept. 14, 2016 /Discipleship Ministries/ – Sarah Wilke, Associate General Secretary and Publisher/World Editor of The Upper Room, is no longer employed by Discipleship Ministries of The United Methodist Church, effective […]

COB Executive Committee releases statement on moving forward

Meeting in Chicago last week, the Council of Bishops’ Executive Committee approved a framework for implementing the Commission on a Way Forward and took a step toward a called session of the General Conference in 2018. The Council acknowledged that the landscape of the church has changed dramatically since the General Conference approved the Council’s […]

Council of Bishops Announces Staff Reorganization

United Methodist Council of Bishops FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 27, 2016 Washington, D.C.: The United Methodist Council of Bishops announced today a plan to reorganize its current staffing structure to better align with the Council’s mission and vision and provide for a more efficient and collaborative team environment. The plan would more fully integrate the […]

An Open Letter to the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice

GENERAL CONFERENCE 2016 An Open Letter to the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice Rev. Dr. Susan Henry-Crowe and Harriett Jane Olson An Open Letter to the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice June 7, 2016 To the members and leaders of the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice, The General Conference of The United Methodist Church passed […]

UM Bishops meet after General Conference

Portland, Oregon — The United Methodist Council of Bishops met on May 21 following the close of General Conference for worship and prayer for the ongoing unity of The United Methodist Church.

Council of Bishops adopt covenant of accountability

Portland, OR — Meeting in Portland, Oregon, the Council of Bishops voted to adopt a “Covenant of Accountability for the Council of Bishops” and pledged to hold one another accountable for living according to the agreement while seeking the support and prayers of the entire church. The announcement comes on the eve of the quadrennial […]

Press Release: John Wells to head GBHEM Division of Higher Ed.

NASHVILLE, TN – The General Board of Higher Education and Ministry (GBHEM) today announced the selection of John W. Wells, Ph.D., as associate general secretary of the Division of Higher Education. Wells will begin his employment with GBHEM on July 1, 2016. Wells currently serves as the executive vice-president and chief academic officer at Mars Hill […]

United Methodist pastors, leaders ahead of the tech game

Nashville, TN —United Methodist pastors and church leaders match or exceed the average U.S. technology adoption rates, according to new research from United Methodist Communications. “The purpose of the United Methodist Emerging Technology Survey was to assess penetration of new types of digital communication within the church to aid agency communications and messaging,” said Dan […]

GBHEM Board works on new call focus, General Conference legislation

NASHVILLE, TN: A report on the Young Clergy Initiative, a discussion about a new leadership initiative focused on call and legislation preparations for General Conference 2016 served as leading topics of discussion at the Board of Directors meeting of the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry (GBHEM), August 5–7, in Nashville. Before the board […]

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