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Two hundred years of Methodist mission work around the world will be celebrated in April by the General Board of Global Ministries. Read more

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The world of technology – not just computers, but cell phones, tablets and more – offers a new mission opportunity for The United Methodist Church, writes Dr. David W. Scott. Read more

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Dr. David W. Scott continues his reflections on the nature of the church from the perspective of distinctive Methodist attitudes toward and practices of "being the church." Read more

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Building on his previous posts, Dr. David W. Scott proposes that American Christians ought to shift their mission strategy to "How can we support African-led initiatives to minister in solidarity with those who suffer?" Read more

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Dr. David W. Scott concludes his four-part series on money and relationships in the worldwide United Methodist Church with a look at the ideas of a 19th century Methodist bishop. Read more

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United Methodism's 200 years of mission will be celebrated at a bicentennial conference in 2019. Read more

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In the first episode Adventures in Revland Season 2, the Rev. Jim Parsons talks with a good friend, Brad Hopper, Missions and Family Ministries pastor at Matthews (NC) UMC, about his work in the mission field. Read more

In his concluding article on "Wonder, Love and Praise," the proposed United Methodist document on the nature of the church, the Rev. Dr. Jacob Dharmaraj argues for a "hybrid theology" that takes in all massive faith and culture shifts. Read more

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United Methodist missions staff and World Council of Churches representatives met recently in the agency's new Atlanta headquarters to beginning planning for a 2018 global conference on mission in the 21st century. Read more

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Dr. David W. Scott examines how the Methodist movement expanded in places such as Southeast Asia through cooperation among different Wesleyan churches. Read more

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A grant for mission opportunities in Latin America and the Caribbean passed by General Conference shows United Methodists are still missional, but need more work in the church's global nature, writes Phillip Wingeier-Rayo. Read more

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The World Council of Churches seeks to help its members, including The United Methodist Church, learn how to reach out more effectively to people in today's secularized contexts. Read more

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Dr. David W. Scott reviews the global topics that caught United Methodists' attention in 2015 and makes a prediction for 2016. Read more

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The United Methodist Church has plenty of models for ways to be in worldwide connection without needing an unsustainable structure, writes the Rev. Dr. Phillip Wingeier-Rayo of UM & Global. Read more

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When we use our United Methodist apportionments as a weapon to fight for our particular cause, people caught in the middle get hurt, writes the Rev. B. Kevin Smalls. Read more

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Our changed world demands that we change the way we conduct Christian mission work, writes the Rev. Dr. Jacob Dharmaraj. Read more

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Dr. David W. Scott examines how United Methodism's many good works carry with them a danger of developing less-than-charitable distinctions between Americans and citizens of other countries. Read more

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Using artwork by Christian artists from outside the West has helped Dr. Benjamin Hartley replace negative “images of mission” in his students’ minds to encourage them to craft positive theologies of mission. Read more

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Thomas Kemper, top executive of the General Board of Global Ministries, outlines why it's crucial for United Methodists to help the mass migration of people into Europe from war-torn and economically strapped nations. Read more

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David W. Scott explores what the mission heritage of The United Methodist Church -- whose predecessors once operated in many more countries than the UMC does today -- mean for the denomination's future as a worldwide denomination today. Read more

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