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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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Attendees of the 2017 Kentucky Annual Conference in Bowling Green, Ky., raise their arms in prayer during a "Worshipful Work, Plenary." On May 10, The Judicial Council released a ruling that says U.S. annual conferences cannot disaffiliate from the denomination under current church law. File photo by Kathleen Barry, UM News.
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Judicial Council

Church court: Conferences can’t exit unilaterally

The United Methodist Church’s top court ruled that current church law does not allow annual conferences in the U.S. to withdraw from the denomination.

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Digital Ministry

We are the People of God

The #BeUMC campaign reminds us of who we are at our best – the spirit-filled, resilient, connected, missional, faithful, diverse, deeply rooted, committed, disciple-making, Jesus-seeking, generous, justice-seeking, world-changing people of God called The United Methodist Church.

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United Methodists across the globe are condemning the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Graphic by United Methodist Communications.
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How We Serve

United Methodists stand with Ukraine

See some of the ways United Methodist leaders, organizations and individuals are responding to the invasion of Ukraine through their prayer, aid and witness.

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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).

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. Wish for peace wall image by Ben Wilkins, Unsplash.com.
Stewardship

YOU provide 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 50 percent provides for education and ministry for advocacy and action efforts.

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Ethnic Ministries

Intercultural competency sermon starters

GCORR has created this downloadable resource to assist both clergy and lay preachers to attend faithfully to the biblical text while engaging Intercultural Competency (ICC) as a value and skill set.

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Digital Ministry

Digital Ministry

Pastoring in the Digital Parish

Pastoring in the Digital Parish delivers community and resources for leaders adjusting to ministry in digital space. It’s the digital ministry class you missed in seminary.

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Creation Care

Net-zero Commitment

Net-Zero Commitment

The United Methodist interagency commitment to just and equitable net-zero emissions is the most systematic, comprehensive, global emission reduction effort in the history of The United Methodist Church.

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