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Welcome to, 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. Arturo Gonzélez Sandouzl (second from right) and other members of the United Methodist Immigration Task Force pray with Isabél and her 16-month-old daughter Kassandra at a makeshift camp near the bridge leading to the U.S. in Matamoros, Mexico. The mother and daughter traveled from Nicaragua in hopes of seeking asylum in the U.S. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.


Responding to the plight of migrants

Leaders within the denomination are calling on all United Methodists to speak out and act on behalf of the plight of migrants during this time.

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Cecilia Salamanca, left, and a young friend carry school backpacks. Photo by Kathleen Barry, UMNS

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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Q&A: Sexual harassment and misconduct by United Methodist leaders

Becky Posey Williams, senior director of sexual ethics and advocacy from the General Commission on the Status and Role of Women, answered some questions regarding sexual harassment and misconduct by United Methodist leaders.

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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).

UMC Impact

The UMC is Making a Difference

Through United Methodist Giving, we're prepared to respond to crises, develop innovative solutions to challenges facing communities, advocate for justice and peace and so much more. 

We are raising up the next generation — to lead the church and to lead society — by developing the gifts of undergraduate and graduate students in the United States and around the world.

12.5M United Methodists
From around the globe
70M Dollars
Shared by generous United Methodists
136 Countries
Came together to give
Stats updated 8/2018


Mosaic United Methodist at worship 2019. Courtesy of  Rev. Carolyn Moore. May 2019

Welcoming and Inviting

Mosaic United Methodist uses radical hospitality to make disciples

Mosaic Church in Evans, GA has created a welcoming community for visitors from all walks of life who go on to become strong disciples.

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 Resources for Pastors in Cross-Racial, Cross-Cultural Appointments

Religion & Race

Resources for pastors in cross-racial, cross-cultural appointments

The General Commission on Religion and Race has new resources available for pastors appointed to congregations whose members are of a different race or culture.

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Photo of Notre Dame de Paris by Hossam Ouda. Courtesy of the Baltimore-Washington Annual Conference.


Notre Dame fire sparks calls for local church reviews

While investigators did their work to pinpoint the cause of the Notre Dame fire, leaders in the Baltimore-Washington Conference reminded congregations that they, too, are at risk. There are certain things churches can do to reduce it.

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