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Rev. Leo Yates, Jr.

Students at UMC-related Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C. learned the life-saving techniques of how to deal with people who may suffer from a drug overdose. Read more

Global Health

Welcoming deaf and hard-of-hearing people to church can be the start of a much-needed and fulfilling ministry, writes the Rev. Leo Yates Jr. Read more

Global Health

Representatives of United Methodist boards and agencies show their support for disability ministries, which was defunded after being mistakenly removed from the Book of Discipline by the 2016 General Conference. Read more

Global Health

LGBTQIA youths are especially susceptible to the risk of suicide. Since the UMC calls LGBTQIA people "persons of sacred worth," pastors and churches need to be aware of what can save young lives, writes the Rev. Leo Yates Jr. Read more

, Perspectives

A class in Addictions Recovery Ministry at Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C., provides insights into the nature of addictions and how Christians can help people recover from them. Read more

Global Health

Making church more accessible to people with hearing disabilities means making some substantive, compassion changes in church, writes the Rev. Leo Yates Jr. Read more

Local Church

Committee members reflected on a shift in how deaf and hard-of-hearing ministries are now conducted in local congregations and elsewhere. Read more

Local Church

The association of ministers with disabilities adopted a new statement of purpose inviting all United Methodist to join in efforts to make the church more accessible and inclusive of people with disabilities. Read more

Advocating Justice

Churches are overlooking a tremendous need in American society – ministries to people addicted to opioid drugs, writes the Rev. Leo Yates, Jr. Read more

Global Health

Showing hospitality to people with hearing disabilities includes providing special equipment and designing worship experiences that are more visual, writes the Rev. Leo Yates Jr. Read more

Local Church

Students at UMC-related Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C. learned the life-saving techniques of how to deal with people who may suffer from a drug overdose. Read more

Global Health

A class in Addictions Recovery Ministry at Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C., provides insights into the nature of addictions and how Christians can help people recover from them. Read more

Global Health