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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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 Congregants of West End United Methodist church join in singing from the hymnal during the Shrove Tuesday celebration held March 2, 2014 at West End United Methodist Church. Photo by Kathleen Barry, UMNS.

Ways We Grow

United Methodists connected in worship and song

Worship and song have connected United Methodists and their predecessors from the days of John Wesley to the present.

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This infographic from Religion and Race provides tips for guidelines for engaging in respectful conversations with people of cultures and/or racial identities.

Ethnic Ministries

Guidelines for keeping communication respectful

These guidelines for engaging in respectful conversations with people of cultures and/or racial identities different from yours can be helpful when people holding strong but differing opinions talk.

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Small group Bible study. Courtesy of Discipleship Ministries. 2019

Spiritual Formation

Spiritual practices for small group leaders

It's vital that small group leaders engage in spiritual practices that strengthen their relationship with God and move them forward in their own journey of faith. Good practitioners make good 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


Pastors who serve churches in rural settings must deal with special challenges as they help their parishioners — and themselves — to maintain good mental health. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS. Accompanies UMNS story # 143. 5/22/13

Finance and Administration

Minimum insurance requirements for churches revised

GCFA has approved revised insurance requirements for local church properties.

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General Conference 2020

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General Conference 2020: Proposed plans

Find links to the major proposals for the reorganization of The United Methodist Church to be considered by General Conference delegates at its upcoming meeting May 5-15, 2020 in Minneapolis.

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United Methodism

What it means to be United Methodist

This online course is designed for new United Methodists and anyone else wanting to learn more about what it means to be a United Methodist.

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