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Views on GC2019 and mission

Bishop John Yambasu prays at the 2019 General Conference

Directors of the Board of Global Ministries express pain over the divide that has occurred since the special General Conference.  

Breakin’ up is hard to do

Woman praying at General Conference 2019

Relationships — between individuals, nations, churches, or denominations — are complex. Jack Harnish explores the difficulties United Methodists now face.

Remember the essentials

Robin in nest

As we move toward Easter and the promise of new life, the Rev. Benton Heisler encourages all to keep focused on the essentials that unite us in God through Jesus Christ.

Denomination’s future under discussion

Adam Hamilton at the microphone.

Conversations about the future of The UMC are quietly occurring among leaders after General Conference underscored deep divisions over homosexuality. 

Hope caked with mud

Jesus washing feet

Bishop David Bard anticipates Easter blessings and talks about grief and hope in this month’s edition of A Joyful Journey.

Water trials

Jackie Euper at Water Rally in Portland 2016

World Water Day was observed March 22, 2019. The Rev. Bill Wylie-Kellermann spoke at a Water Day event in Detroit that addressed Michigan’s water concerns.

District Dialogue: musings of a D.S.

African woman receiving anointing.

The Rev. Dr. Charles Boayue, Jr., a delegate to the 2019 General Conference, shares his heartbreak and reflects on the paradigm shift taking place in the worldwide United Methodist Church.

Rasmus says, ‘Always prioritize good’

Rudy Rasmus prays at St. John's UMC.

Early in his faith journey, the Rev. Rudy Rasmus learned to prioritize good, a tenet that still guides his ministry today.

In times of upheaval

Man with compass in hand

The Rev. John Boley takes a long look at our present day stress in church and world, through the lens of scripture, theology and history. He offers words of assurance and hope. 

Learn Methodist Women’s History

Mary McLeod Bethune with college students.

March is Women’s History Month. Take time to remember exceptional Methodist leaders like Mary McLeod Bethune, a pioneer in education.

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