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With only a few young people among the 2016 General Conference delegates, the Rev. Jason Valendy prays that the remaining 93 percent of delegates avoid King Hezekiah's mistake of short-sightedness in their decisions. Read more

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Luring young men into a Neo-Calvinist interpretation of Christian faith is leading to the destruction of compassion in both church and society, asserts the Rev. Christy Thomas. Read more

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College students are challenged to consider their vocations as followers of Jesus at an event sponsored by the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry. Read more

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The World Methodist Council is seeking speakers for the 2016 World Methodist Conference and contributions for a worship e-book aimed at youths and young adults on the topic of human rights. Read more

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A young United Methodist missionary, Zachary Ferguson, explains why he's planning to leave the church over the denomination's responses to retired Bishop Melvin G. Talbert leading a wedding service for a gay couple. Read more

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Why Millennials Don't Want to Be United Methodist Pastors

From his ministry with young people of the Millennial generation, the Rev. Morgan Guyton finds another reason for their disaffection: American society is really not working right now, and the church doesn’t seem to be doing anything about it. Read more

Aug 2, 2013 9:02 AM Morgan Guyton


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Once again, United Methodist bishops engage in an adventure in missing the point regarding how to invite young people into the church and encourage them into leadership, writes Cynthia B. Astle. Read more

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The Myth That Young Adults Have a Voice for Change

The Rev. Ben Gosden challenges the idea that young people can help change the UMC when their elders still frame the conversation around issues of decline. Read more

Sep 18, 2012 2:27 PM Ben Gosden