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Leaders

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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Laura Harness, Gift of Hope Scholar, Wesleyan College, Macon, Georgia. Laura received a scholarship supported by United Methodist Student Day offerings.
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Higher Education

Talking points for UM Student Day speakers

For students who may be speaking to congregations about United Methodist Student Day, here are a few suggested talking points.

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Advent

A season of gratitude

Use the seven weeks encompassing the Thanksgiving (U.S.), Advent and Christmas seasons to pour out your gratitude.

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Advent wreath with one lit candle. Courtesy of Discipleship Ministries.
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Advent

Go deeper with Advent prayer stations

Advent invites us to slow down from our busy lives as we prepare our hearts for the miracle of Christ's Coming. The Rev. Elizabeth Rees has some suggestions to help us prepare.

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Seasonal

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
Stewardship

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

Advent

Upper Room author the Rev. Beth A. Richardson offers an online course to help participants use the Season of Advent to slow down and reflect quietly on miracle of Christ’s coming. Image courtesy of Discipleship Ministries.

Discipleship Ministries

‘Child of the Light’: Advent e-course

Upper Room author the Rev. Beth A. Richardson offers an online course to help participants use the Season of Advent to slow down and reflect quietly on miracle of Christ’s coming.

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General Conference 2020

Chart summarizes and compares proposals to General Conference 2020 about the future of The United Methodist Church. Graphic by Laurens Glass, UM News.

Resources

Comparing plans headed to GC2020

This chart summarizes and compares proposals to General Conference 2020 about the future of The United Methodist Church. The chart does not include plans from individuals and may be updated after all legislation is published.

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Special Needs

The Rev. Kathy Hartgraves instructs the children during worship at First United Methodist Church in Mitchell, S.D. Photo courtesy of the Dakotas Conference.

Specialized Ministries

Worship for kids

Ministry Matters has weekly articles for teaching children during worship. Each article uses the Sunday's lectionary readings.

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