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Leaders

Welcome to ResourceUMC.org, the online destination for leaders throughout The United Methodist Church. Visit often to find ideas and information to inspire United Methodist leaders throughout the connection.

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The Rev. Regina Clarke, Mt. Moriah Baptist Church in Washington, raises her hands during the national gathering of faith leaders to end racism. The event was organized by the National Council of Churches on the National Mall. Photo by Kathy L. Gilbert, UMNS.
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2021 State of the Church Report

2021 State of the Church Report

The State of the Church Report shows how The United Methodist Church, over this past year, has sought to better define its missional and theological identity.

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#BeUMC discussion guide

Use with small groups to learn more about the campaign’s four key messaging themes and how they celebrate our identity as United Methodists.

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Learn more about the #BeUMC Campaign

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Back to Church & School

Pray, bless, support: Ideas and aids for back-to-school ministry

There are many different ways local churches can help students and teachers in their communities prepare for the coming school year.

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UM Agencies

Agencies provide resources and services that equip local congregations and provide a connection for ministry throughout the world. These organizations can be found at all levels of the connection (churchwide, regional and local).

Together, United Methodists do remarkable ministry around the world. We care for survivors recovering from storms; we invest, long term, in vulnerable communities; we implement the most effective solutions to diseases; we equip the next generation through training and education to lead the church and society. Image of person holding globe by Ben White, Unsplash.com.
Stewardship

YOU impact the world

Together, United Methodists do remarkable ministry around the world.

We care for survivors recovering from storms; we invest, long term, in vulnerable communities; we implement the most effective solutions to diseases; we equip the next generation through training and education to lead the church and society.

Behind each ministry is a story of hope and restoration, fueled by the unmeasurable impact of your generosity. Read stories about how you are making an impact around the world.

12.5M Members
From around the globe
$144M Donated
Shared by generous United Methodists
136 Countries
Came together to give
Updated 7/2022

Race Relations

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Podcasts

The Unfinished Church Podcast

The Unfinished Church is for all who are ready to unite and build a world in which racial prejudice has no power. Join us as we move from conversation to action. God is not done with us. Our work is unfinished.

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Back to School

There are tons of fun mud activities that will tempt your church’s young-at-heart. Students and adults alike can have a ton of fun for the price of a load of dirt and some cheap goggles. Image by skeeze, Pixabay.

Back to Church & School

5 over-the-top ideas for your back-to-school kickoff

For teens, there may be no bigger seasonal transition than starting back to school. This is the perfect time for a fun outreach event.

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BeUMC

We are the church. Together. Let's #BeUMC.

Our People

We are the church. Together. Let's #BeUMC.

Watch this video to be reminded of why you chose to #BeUMC and to see how you are a vital part of The United Methodist Church’s continuing mission and ministry around the world.

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