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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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Digital Ministry

Pastoring in the Digital Parish

Pastoring in the Digital Parish delivers community and resources for leaders adjusting to ministry in digital space. It’s the digital ministry class you missed in seminary.

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Heeding God's Word T-shirt "Memorial to the Lost" erected on the lawn of Ardmore UMC. Photo courtesy of Rev. Timothy Thomson-Hohl.
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Advocacy

Churches respond to gun violence crisis via public witness

United Methodists in the Philadelphia Area are taking a strong stand against gun violence by raising awareness.

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Clergy members gather in prayer during a vigil at McKendree United Methodist Church in Nashville, Tenn., to grieve and remember people lost to acts of racism. Photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.
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History

Church history: Looking back to move forward

Churches with deep histories can learn from both the best and worst moments of their past as they engage in ministry today and plan ahead for the future.

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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).

George Fox University students Annabelle Wombacher, Jared Mar, Sierra Ratcliff and Benjamin Cahoon collaborated on the mural in Newberg, Oregon, that shows three pairs of hands representing giving and generosity, receiving and gratitude, and embracing. The mural is part of the Yamhill County Mural Project. Photo by Tim Mossholder on Unsplash.
Stewardship

YOU transform communities

The impact that local churches provide within their communities for spiritual, physical and emotional needs is vital. Support for local churches is also vital to sustain the ministries. The #IGiveUMC campaign encourages funding for local United Methodist churches and the ministries they deliver.

We invite you to join the #IGiveUMC celebrations scheduled through the year and hope these efforts inspire individuals to express appreciation through occasions like Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Grandparents Day, All Saints Day, clergy appreciation, anniversaries, birthdays, weddings, baptisms, graduations, recognitions and appreciation for the everyday heroes. Donors are encouraged to give to their local church in honor or memory of someone who has made a difference in their lives and then express their appreciation on social media.

Everything you need to launch the campaign in support of your church is available online and offered in multiple languages!

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Came together to give
Stats updated 7/2021

Race Relations

Dismantling Racism

For the transformation of us

This five-session resource has been designed for pastors in CRCC ministry and those exploring the call to such ministry.

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Digital Ministry

Family clapping and interacting with online worship from their living room. Courtesy of the Lewis Center for Church Leadership.

Digital Ministry

From online worship to online ministry

Many churches embraced online worship out of necessity during the pandemic. Now is the time to consider how to engage new digital worshipers more fully.

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Christian Education

Christian Education

Virtual, hybrid or outdoors: 2021 vacation bible school options

This summer will provide various diverse approaches to Vacation Bible School.

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