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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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Dismantling Racism

Now, Christians, let's have a real conversation

Interim General Secretary of GCORR Garlinda Burton calls on Christians to respond to the Chauvin Verdict by having real conversations about systemic racism.

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Members of the 2016 Wesley Pilgrimage in England rest their hands on the Baptismal font at St. Andrew's church in Epworth, England where John Wesley was baptized. Photo by the Rev. Anita Mays (Permission granted by the Rev. Anita Mays of Midlothian, Virgini with photo credit.
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United Methodism

2020 State of the Church Report

Our identity as Christians, formed in the Wesleyan tradition and Christ's Beatitudes, helped us respond with love and hope to the unique challenges of 2020.

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Stewardship

Peace with Justice Sunday Pastor and Leader Kit

Peace with Justice Sunday calls the church to strengthen its capacity to advocate publicly in communities and nations throughout the world.

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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).

Clergy members gather in prayer during a vigil at McKendree United Methodist Church in Nashville, Tenn., to grieve and remember people lost to acts of racism. Photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.
Stewardship

YOUR gifts offer 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 fifty percent provides for education and ministry for advocacy and action efforts.

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Race Relations

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Dismantling Racism

New podcast focuses on anti-racism as Christian discipleship

"Expanding the Table", a new podcast series from the General Commission on Religion and Race focused on the work of racial justice-making and anti-racism.

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Coronavirus

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Web Ministry and Social Media

For teens, virtual communication is primary

Rev. Jannelle Ohlemiller notes that teens are using FaceTime, messaging apps and other virtual platforms to keep in touch and talk to friends more often and that they navigate these platforms very differently from previous generations. Read more here.

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Ethnic Caucuses

Clergywomen react to sermon during the 2018 Ohana Conference. The conference was held at Christ United Methodist Church in Honolulu, July 9-11, by the Association of Asian American and Pacific Islander Clergywomen (AAPIC) and National Association of Korean American United Methodist Clergywomen (NAKAUMC). Photo by Thomas Kim, UMNS.

Dismantling Racism

Resources for dismantling AAPI racism

The North Texas Conference has created and compiled resources to help church leader dismantle racism against Asian American and Pacific Islander communities.

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