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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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Social Media Day

Social media is more than being social. It’s a ministry. United Methodist Communications is using social media to inform, encourage, inspire, and engage followers of Christ and resourcing churches to do the same.

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Members of the 2016 Wesley Pilgrimage in England rest their hands on the Baptismal font at St. Andrew's church in Epworth, England where John Wesley was baptized. Photo by the Rev. Anita Mays (Permission granted by the Rev. Anita Mays of Midlothian, Virgini with photo credit.
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United Methodism

2020 State of the Church Report

Our identity as Christians, formed in the Wesleyan tradition and Christ's Beatitudes, helped us respond with love and hope to the unique challenges of 2020.

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Health and Wholeness

How churches can assist in vaccination efforts

United Methodist churches are in a unique position to help vaccinate people against COVID-19 through the sharing information, time, money and resources.

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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).

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.
Stewardship

YOUR gifts offer peace

Our Social Principles call us to love our enemies, seek justice, and serve as reconcilers of conflict.

Through our gifts on Peace with Justice Sunday we are able to strengthen God’s family with ministries that challenge structures of inequality and empower people and communities through systemic change.

Fifty percent of this offering stays within the annual conference to support Peace with Justice Coordinators to develop local social justice ministries. The remaining fifty percent provides for education and ministry for advocacy and action efforts.

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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

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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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