General Board of Discipleship

The former General Board of Discipleship has adopted a new name that its new top executive, the Rev. Timothy Bias, says more accurately reflects what it does. Read more

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Ferguson peacemakers

Photo by the Rev. Matt Miofsky

The Rev. Jeremy Smith offers a list of United Methodist resources on the topic of race, along with a critique comparing their relevance. Read more

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Jim Winkler August 2012

UMNS Photo by Jay Mallin

General agency leadership changes and United Methodist names in the news were among the 2013 milestones for The United Methodist Church. Read more

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Rev. Timothy Bias

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The Rev. Timothy L. Bias has been nominated to succeed the Rev. Karen Greenwaldt as top executive of the General Board of Discipleship. Read more

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UM clergywomen Zimbabwe

UMNS photo by Taurai Emmanuel Maforo

Instead of recruiting only Americans to deal with the American UMC's decline, what would it look like if Americans, Africans, Europeans, and Asians were to go on a pilgrimage to the birthplace of Methodism to learn together? Read more


Rev. Karen Greenwaldt

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The Rev. Karen Greenwaldt will retire in 2013 after 13 years heading the United Methodist agency charged with resourcing churches in evangelism, worship, Christian education, lay ministry and spiritual disciplines. Read more

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Two Minds

Illustration Courtesy of Dan R. Dick

We vs. They

Contrary to popular myth, United Methodist boards and agencies don't do their work outside the sphere of the entire denomination, writes the Rev. Dan R. Dick. Read more

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GBHEM Photo by Vicki Brown

Three agencies combine efforts to use online technologies to reduce costs of various meetings as they deal with budget cuts and the demand for adaptation and accountability in the UMC. Read more

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