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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 […]

Director of Faith Formation for Youth and Young Adults Announced

Rev. Wendy Mohler-Seib has been selected to be the first director of faith formation for youth and young adults for the Richard and Julia Wilke Institute for Discipleship at Southwestern College. She will begin her new position July 1. Mohler-Seib’s primary responsibility will be to work within a 350-mile radius of the college to identify […]

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 […]

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.”

Home Depot taps Strength for Service as recipient of rebate program

Beginning June 15, The Home Depot will offer United Methodist churches and affiliate organizations an opportunity to help fund the distribution of free copies of Strength for Service to God and Country, to U. S. military troops and veterans.

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