United Methodist young people’s healthcare concerns aired in D.C.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. Aug. 20, 2015 /Discipleship Ministries/ – For United Methodist young adult Kyle Ormiston, whether to eat or fill an $850 monthly prescription was a dilemma, but he said the decision was obvious: “In the long term, eating won that battle.” Ormiston’s story about facing stressful health care decisions post-college was one of many […]

Discipleship Ministries Board of Directors statement decries hatred and hate crimes

NASHVILLE, Tenn. July 29, 2015 /Discipleship Ministries/ – The Board of Directors of Discipleship Ministries has issued a statement opposing hate crimes in light of recent “acts of violence, destruction and murder based upon hatred, racism, fear, bigotry and prejudice.” “As we at Discipleship Ministries focus our efforts on providing resources for serving and training leaders in annual […]

Social-justice agency grieves over death of another young black in police custody

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The General Board of Church & Society of The United Methodist Church grieves the death while in police custody of Ms. Sandra Bland of Waller County, Texas, a recent employee of Prairie View A&M University. Ms. Bland’s family and the African Methodist Episcopal Church, of which she was a member, are questioning […]

Gathering to look at future of worship in United Methodist Church

  NASHVILLE, Tenn. July 20, 2015 /Discipleship Ministries/ – United Methodist pastors, musicians and worship leaders will meet in February to explore how to use the wide variety of worship styles and resources currently available to revitalize their worship services now and for the future. Fusion: The Future of Worship in the UMC, scheduled for […]

Social-justice agency head says Supreme Court decision upholds both freedom of religious liberty and equal protection of all citizens under the law

Henry-Crowe also said GBCS “affirms and upholds in prayer the work of The United Methodist Church as it continues to discern its understanding of marriage.”

Social-justice agency deplores shootings, unrelenting racism of killings in Charleston, S.C.

The General Board of Church & Society of The United Methodist Church joins with people of faith everywhere in praying for the victims of the brutal, senseless shootings Wednesday night of nine members of the historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C.

Project Transformation of Greater Dallas seeks new executive director

The Executive Director will be responsible to lead the current 10 staff members, approximately 110 college interns, and more than 1,500 volunteers annually and will lead efforts to raise and manage a budget of $1.5 million.

Social-justice agency board approves $120,000 in grants

General Board of Church & Society chief executive cites 5 challenges to denomination in report to Board of Directors.

Cross-cultural healing through education, historic leadership gathering in Korea

Over 150 participants from 20 countries convened for an international conference February 1–4, 2015, in Incheon, Korea, of the Asia-Pacific Association of Methodist-related Educational Institutions (APAMEI).

First Edition of The Upper Room Daily Devotional Printed in Cuba

“Copies of El Aposento Alto are a rare, treasured resource among the more than 40,000 Methodists in Cuba,” said Sarah Wilke, Publisher and World Editor of The Upper Room and Associate General Secretary of Discipleship Ministries.

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