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In his search for 21st century mission ideas for United Methodists, Dr. David W. Scott taps into loneliness as the number-one topic. more

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Climate March

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What areas of mission focus would be suggested by the world in 2018 and the kingdom that were not part of previous models of mission? Dr. David W. Scott is looking for answers. more

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In helping to establish United Methodist congregations with Asian immigrants of various cultures in the United States. Dr. Jacob Dharmaraj finds that mission remains central to the church's identity. 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." more

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The Rev. Lisa Beth White has no fear for the future despite whatever happens with The United Methodist Church, because she has faith in the work of the Holy Spirit to call people into partnership with God in mission. more

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Organizers see the gathering as "a way to assist the larger United Methodist Church, by modeling a method of having important conversations with each other that reflect how we can be together conversationally and missionally in a changing world." more

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However we may think and feel about Christian mission, we mustn't lose sight of the fact that the mission belongs to God, not us, writes Dr. David W. Scott more

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What gives you real assurance of your standing as a child of God? The Wesley Bros confront this question in the context of their mortality. more

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Dr. David W. Scott explains the framework for mission in the church that he shared with the Commission on A Way Forward. more

A Way Forward

The Wesley Bros head out on a mission to Georgia, while the Rev. Charlie Baber encourages those who would go on short-term missions to reflect on what would truly help those in need. more

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Living Wage

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The United Methodist Women's Assembly kicks off with a demonstration on behalf of a fair living wage and proclamations of hope as it celebrates 150 years of women's mission work. more

Practicing Faith

Dr. Philip Wingeier-Rayo discovers that the findings of a study on mission held when the UMC was formed still holds relevance to the denomination on its 50th birthday. more

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Preparing his flock for Sunday worship, the Rev. Dr. Eric Pridmore reminds us that “Jesus did not command the whole world to go to church. Jesus commanded his church to go to the whole world.” more

Practicing Faith

The journals of a 19th century Methodist missionary in Oregon give Benjamin Hartley hope that The United Methodist Church can be as open and welcoming as the missionary was. more

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U.S. Jurisdictions

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Similar to the Catholic Church's practice of creating "orders" for specific missions, a missional approach to United Methodist structure could foster overall unity while encouraging innovation, writes Dr. David W. Scott. more

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College students from New Orleans will head to Mexico March 24-April 1 to build a home for a Mexican family. more

Ministry with the Poor

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Missiologists must engage with religious fundamentalism because what's going on in the world is important to the "missio Dei," the mission of God, writes the Rev. Dr. Jerome Sahabandhu. more

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Tower of Babel

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If we care about mission, how can we foster innovation in the rigid United Methodist Church, asks Dr. David W. Scott. more

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Juarez Mission

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Have a story about mission from your church, conference or individual effort? Share it with the General Board of Global Ministries to celebrate the coming anniversary of United Methodist mission work. more

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Eastern Pennsylvania will join colleagues from the neighboring Peninsula-Delaware conference to visit the Democratic Republic of Congo, while a second team will head to Puerto Rico. more

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