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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 […]

Recently Viewed: Best Practices of Safe Sanctuaries

Safe Sanctuaries: 10 Videos Safe Sanctuaries® is a “social structure that is consistent with the gospel” (¶122) allowing our sanctuaries, classrooms, mission encounters, camps and retreats, and all spaces where we gather to worship and serve God to be places of trust. These videos may be used as a series to introduce the more difficult […]

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 […]

One Matters Award to Encourage Baptisms and Professions of Faith

NASHVILLE, Tenn. April 17, 2015 /Discipleship Ministries/ Annual conferences are being encouraged to renew their focus on discipleship, especially at congregations in the United Methodist connection where annual baptisms and professions of faith too often are nonexistent, by honoring churches with the new One Matters Discipleship Award. Discipleship Ministries of The United Methodist Church is […]

Rasing Named to Young People’s Central Conference Post

The addition of Mighty Rasing to the staff of Discipleship Ministries as the new director of program development for Central Conferences will bolster the effectiveness of the United Methodist Church’s youth and young adult ministries in those areas of the world.

Rasing has served for the last five years as the regional staff person for the Young People’s Ministries (YPM) unit of Discipleship Ministries in the Philippines.

‘Flat Wesleys’ Help Children Learn, Practice Intentional Discipleship

Children throughout the United Methodist connection are learning about the history of the Methodist movement and practicing intentional discipleship with the help of drawings of John and Charles Wesley called “Flat Wesleys.”

Churches in each annual conference and each central conference are receiving laminated copies of the Flat Wesleys to begin the project, which will continue through September, said Melanie C. Gordon, director of Ministry with Children at Discipleship Ministries.

‘Discipleship Ministries’ is agency’s new identity

Discipleship Ministries has officially become the new name of the general agency of The United Methodist Church known for years as The General Board of Discipleship, or GBOD.

The name change, which includes new addresses for the website and agency personnel emails, was announced by Dr. Timothy L. Bias, General Secretary (chief executive) of Discipleship Ministries.

“The shift from General Board of Discipleship to Discipleship Ministries was an intentional decision to more clearly communicate the work we do for The United Methodist Church,” Bias said. “On one level, we are adopting a ministry position. We want to listen and develop resources that help leaders make disciples and transform the world. The process of disciple-making is essential as we seek to develop and sustain vital congregations.

Training for Multiethnic Church Planting Scheduled in February

The Multiethnic Church Planting Training is designed for church planters, potential planters, church leaders in transitioning neighborhoods and conference leaders.

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.

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