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UM agency boards being reduced, but not reformed

By Robert Sparkman, Special Contributor… “We did not restructure the church, but at least we reduced the size of the boards.” That has been a consistent report from General Conference. Reducing the size of the boards was a recommendation of the Call to Action; the boards wrote petitions to accomplish that; and proposals were passed […]

Faced with cuts, agencies plan changes

Cut back, hang tough, shift priorities. The United Methodist Church’s general agencies will employ those strategies over the next four years to deal with reduced budgets, smaller boards and new directions in mission. As the largest program agency, the General Board of Global Ministries cut back by reducing its board of directors by nearly two-thirds, […]