New Reinsurance Partner Swiss Re effective 1/1/15; board pleased with UMI’s continued success insuring UM churches

Chuck Hamilton, President of United Methodist Insurance (UMI) is pleased to announce that UMI has selected Swiss Re (rated A+ by A.M. Best) as its new reinsurance partner, effective January 1, 2015.

United Methodist Church Foundation Board Elects New Officers, Expands Ministries

During the meeting, the directors engaged in a strategic planning process that focused on the diversity of ministries endowed and the growth of assets under management thus far.

United Methodists in Africa Distributing Ebola Resource

Africans plagued by the deadly Ebola virus are receiving in-depth information about the outbreak in a brochure produced by medical experts at Vanderbilt University and printed by United Methodists in Liberia.

Student veterans find community in Bible study

“You try to reintegrate, but you have people asking you about military service a lot, so you’re forced to revisit it; sometimes that is something you want to do, and sometimes it’s not.”

$2.5 Million Gift to Endow New Practical Theology Chair at Perkins

“Perkins School of Theology and the University’s Methodist heritage are fundamental to our educational mission,” said SMU President R. Gerald Turner. “We are grateful for a gift that uniquely supports the Perkins School in its commitment to preparing men and women for contemporary ministry.”

GCFA Board Approves Board of Global Ministries Office Relocation

The board of directors for Global Ministries approved this move to further its reach throughout a worldwide United Methodist connection on October 27.

Imagine What’s NEXT prepares college students to dream, go, do

“I see God’s Holy Spirit pouring itself out everywhere,” said Bishop Minerva Carcaño, Los Angeles Area Resident Bishop in the California-Pacific Conference, who spoke at opening worship of the conference.

Perkins School of Theology waives application fee as degree offerings expand

Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University, is waiving the usual $50 application fee for prospective students through March 1, 2015.

Bishops call United Methodists to prayer in human sexuality statement

The Council of Bishops issued a statement concerning human sexuality, addressing their diverse perspectives and calling the people of The United Methodist Church to be in prayer, both for their leaders and for one another.

MTSO appoints Valerie Bridgeman associate professor

“Dr. Bridgeman brings a special blend of scholarship, creativity and energy to our campus,” said MTSO President Jay Rundell.