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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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Bread oven party at Hamline United Methodist Church in St. Paul, Minnesota. Courtesy of Betsey Hodson, Director of Communications at Hamline United Methodist Church.

Specialized Ministries

Churches that work hard play hard

Recent studies have shown churches that engage in regular fun activities as a congregation tend to be stronger in their ministries and closer in their fellowship.

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Mission u provides an opportunity to study current issues impacting society based on current mission study topics with particular attention to the responsibilities of women in fulfilling the mission work of the church.

Women's Ministry

Attend Mission u!

Offered throughout the United States, Mission u events let you study current issues, grow spiritually and join other United Methodists working to put faith, hope and love into action.

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Specialized Ministries

Reflecting on our faith at the movies: Summer 2019

There's a lot of great movies out this summer and many of them (while not being overtly religious) have themes or allusions Christians might relate to their faith.

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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

Promo image for Roar! Life is Wild, God is Good VBS curriculum. Courtesy of Group Publishing, Inc. 2019.

Religion & Race

VBS not immune to racism

Racism is so pervasive in our culture that it can appear in the most unexpected and unwelcome places, including a church's vacation Bible school curriculum.

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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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