Are we changing lives or merely affiliations? (UM Portal)

Are we changing lives or merely affiliations? By Robert Schnase (UM Portal) http://umportal.com/article.asp?id=7100

United Methodist “Call to Action” Calls 15% of Churches Highly “Vital.” (UM Action)

United Methodist “Call to Action” Calls 15% of Churches Highly “Vital.” By Mark Tooley (UM Action) http://www.theird.org/Page.aspx?pid=1560&frcrld=1

Too bland for our own good? (UM Portal)

Too bland for our own good? By Robin Russell (UM Portal) http://umportal.com/article.asp?id=7101

United Methodist young people reject same-sex unions, affirm pro-life resolutions (UM Action)

United Methodist young people reject same-sex unions, affirm pro-life resolutions (UM Action) http://www.theird.org/Page.aspx?pid=1596

United Methodist agencies receive poor grades on mission

United Methodist general agencies rate below average in fulfilling the church’s mission to “make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.” A comprehensive study of church structures also found that agencies often fail to collaborate with each other and their boards are too large and meet too infrequently to provide effective oversight.

Amendments, colonialism, and the lost art of Holy Conferencing

The Council of Bishops recently ratified the voting results on the nearly three dozen proposed amendments to the United Methodist Church’s constitution (news story on page 5). Of the 32 proposed amendments, 27 of them failed to receive the two-thirds vote necessary from annual conference members in order to become part of the church’s constitution.

Stepping around Scripture and Discipline in West Ohio

Stepping around Biblical teaching and the firm stance of our United Methodist Discipline, proponents of full inclusion for practicing gays and lesbians gained another victory at the 2010 session of the West Ohio Annual Conference.

Reclaiming lay leadership key to revival

The United Methodist Church can experience revival by returning to the spiritual practices of Methodism’s early years, say two scholars leading an effort to develop passionate lay leaders.

Tone deafness and the Call to Action

It doesn’t happen often that I read something that stops me dead in my tracks and makes me think, “C’mon, he didn’t really say that, did he?” But it happened last week when I was perusing an article from the United Methodist News Service about the Call to Action Committee.

New Study Identifies Key Factors Impacting Vital Congregations

Lively, vital churches come in all sizes, locations, and settings says a new study commissioned by The United Methodist Church, but they consistently share some common factors that work together to influence congregational vitality. That means what works to make those churches energetic and growing can likely work for other churches too.

Privacy Policy
Refund Policy
Terms and Conditions