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Ordained Ministry

Ordained Ministry

  • Clergy Credibility

    4 Ways to Build Clergy Credibility

    The Rev. Dr. Frederick Schmidt has some pointed suggestions for how to counteract the decline in clergy credibility. more

    May 9, 2018

  • Ascension of Christ

    A Power Greater Than Caesar's

    The story of Jesus' Ascension, to the Rev. William D. Cotton, was a political statement against the evil Roman Empireā€”a way of saying that we know one who in life or death is greater than Caesars. more

    May 7, 2018

  • Kirbyjon Caldwell

    Prominent Houston Pastor Indicted for Fraud, Money Laundering

    The Rev. Kirbyjon Caldwell, pastor of Windsor Village UMC in Houston, has been indicted by federal authorities on charges of defrauding elderly people by selling historical Chinese bonds. more

    Apr 2, 2018

  • Discipline Clergy

    Ministry Truth

    For Lent, the Rev. Jim Parsons collected 46 truths about ordained ministry, among them: "What we offer people online means a lot to the unchurched." more

    Apr 2, 2018

  • David Meredith Appeal

    Photo by Kathy L. Gilbert, UMNS

    Appeals Committee to Rule on Charges Against Gay Elder

    The North Central Jurisdiction Committee on Appeals has 20 days to decide if the West Ohio process rightly dismissed two charges against the Rev. David Meredith, a gay pastor who married his longtime companion in 2016. more

    Mar 12, 2018

Grassroots UMC

  • Multisite Ministry Approach Hopes to Breathe New Life into Fort Wayne Church

    Forest Park UMC in Fort Wayne, Ind., will close on June 30. It will be resurrected on July 1 as Lifehouse Church-Forest Park Campus, one of two satellite locations that are part of ministries based at Huntertown United Methodist Church, according to the Fort Wayne News-Sentinel. Huntertown UMC Pastor Tony Johnson told the publication that multisite ministry is a growing trend among churches. more