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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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To be a discerning church

Proper spiritual discernment can help churches re-attune themselves to God's call and find a path to the future, whether they are thriving or struggling in their ministry.

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Father's Day is celebrated in the United States on the third Sunday of June. United Methodist Men are urging churches to make it a day to celebrate all men. Photo illustration by Kathleen Barry, United Methodist Communications

Men's Ministry

Celebrate all men this Father's Day

United Methodist congregations are encouraged to use the Sunday of Father's Day to celebrate the gifts of all men who serve, mentor or work with children and young people.

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Christian Education

8 last-minute ideas to promote VBS

How can churches compete against all the choices for summer entertainment? Check out these last-minute ways to promote and garner interest in your VBS.

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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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Christian Education

VBS is traditionally a week-long gathering in summertime in the U.S., but St. Paul United Methodist Church in Abilene,Texas has figured out how to keep the fun going as an after school program. Screengrab from UMTV video.

Christian Education

Church’s Vacation Bible School reaches new kids a new way

A Texas church changed how they did VBS and found new life for the program. “It is reaching new people in ways we never dreamed.”

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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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