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Leaders consider the UMC’s bottom line

Leaders look at the offering plate

For now, leaders of the General Council on Finance and Administration propose cutting the budget for denomination-wide ministries by nearly a third, starting in 2023.

Deacon pioneers ‘global learning’

Alex Plum in Nepal

The first in a series on The Journey of the Deacon. The Rev. Alex Plum says, “We are connectors, seeking to extend the sacramental table, through our hands and feet into a hurt and broken world.”

COVID sparks interest in BeADisciple

BeADisciple promoted by Steve Wilke

Certifications are available, through BeADisciple, in specialties including children’s ministry, evangelism, spiritual formation, and Christian care and counseling.

General Conference plans continue

General Conference planners on Zoom

Planners of the next General Conference stick to the goal of holding this pivotal legislative assembly in person with delegates from around the globe. Inclusion and health are top values.

Connectional Table aims to restructure

Connectional Table officers

The Connectional Table hopes to restructure with a  goal is to become a body that serves the whole church rather than certain constituencies. 

NCJ Conf defines path for the future

NCJ Writing Team and Bishops

On Nov. 10-11, 2021, NCJ delegates talked about anti-racism, the future of The UMC, voted to reduce NCJ bishops by one, and also approved “The Covenant to Build BeLoved Community.”

WARNING to BSA charter churches

High Risk Warning

This communication contains important instructions regarding the Boy Scouts of America Bankruptcy. It is critical that leaders of churches with BSA charters read this entire article.

NCJ Conf takes bold steps forward

NCJ approves Covenant for BeLoved Community

In the spirit of Isaiah, the Rev. Kennetha Bigham-Tsai, chief connectional officer of The UMC, reflects on the covenant made by the delegates to the North Central Jurisdictional Conference.

May we all feel at home

At home at Bowbells UMC

Reflecting on the church home we choose or are adopted into, the Rev. Dr. Jennifer Browne imagines the future of the continuing United Methodist Church and emerging denominations.

Wespath does values-based investing

Wespath cares for creation

Wespath, the United Methodist Church’s pension agency, emphasizes getting the best returns for its stakeholders and supporting the denomination’s Social Principles.