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Discipleship

Stories and helps for growing as a disciple of Jesus Christ and overcoming the challenges of being a faithful disciple; ideas for helping others to grow as disciples.

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Churches, schools partner to help students

A washer and dryer, notes of encouragement and a goal-oriented teen center make church-school partnerships work. Read More

Topics, approaches vary in new Advent studies

Planning for Advent is rapidly approaching in United Methodist churches. Here are nine new studies to consider. Read More

Helping Dallas heal following 2016 shootings

Dallas pastor hopes Year of Unity response to killing of six police officers will become City of Unity movement. Read More

Oh, the places you ought to go

Travel near to home or to foreign settings allows experiencing diversity -- especially when doing so intentionally. Read More

Diverse congregations help these churches thrive

These four United Methodist churches thrive as multi-racial, multi-ethnic and multi-economic congregations. Read More

Living together well is hard, but possible

Five leaders talk of how United Methodists can lead in living together well in an inceasingly diverse world. Read More

The Rev. Yohang Chun (fifth adult from left) hosts college students in his home on Friday nights. Photo by Shannon Hodson, Upper New York Advocate

Pastor feeds stomachs and spirits of Korean students

A United Methodist pastor in upper New York gives students from Korea a taste of home with weekly meals and Bible study. Read More

District-to district partnership encourages diversity through work

United Methodist in Zimbawe and in Western Pennsylvania in the United States contribute to mission work in the African country. Read More

Syrian refugee receives visit ‘from Jesus himself’

A refugee entrepreneur from Syria thanks the United Methodists supporting him and his family as they build a new life. Read More

Couple bringing balance to young Native people’s lives

A couple in Oklahoma brings young Native American United Methodists together to build understanding and relationships. Read More

Church invites others to see that ‘God is in the graffiti’

Youth in California use graffiti and tagging to interpret discussions of current events. Read More

‘Dreamer’ pastor concerned about his future

"Dreamer" pastor hopes to continue life and ministry in the United States. Read More

How can I keep from singing?

"Sing" and candlelight vigil brings diverse groups together to seek peace and unity. Read More

The Rev. Charles Harrison (third from left) takes part in weekly faith walks to help reduce youth violence in three Indianapolis neighborhoods. Photo courtesy of the Ten Point Coalition

Faith walks, talks reducing youth violence

Faith-based coalition honored for reducing youth violence in Indianapolis. Read More

Downward mobility reflects radical faith

Intentionality guides two women's efforts to bring diversity and community into their families' lives. Read More

‘Diversity’ carries different meanings

"Diversity" carries varied meanings for United Methodists throughout the world. Read More

Diversity and Social Media: Q & A

Social media can be a tool to experience diversity and help create more diverse churches. Read More

Mark Deshon leads the emphasis on Wesleyan discipleship at Newark United Methodist Church in Delaware. Photo courtesy of  Mark Deshon

General Rule of Discipleship leads to disciplined life

Being held accountable in small groups for keeping the Rule of Discipleship can shape the lives of United Methodist Christians. Read More

Unity

One faith, different understandings

The Wesleyan spirit can be a source of unity among United Methodists with strong and differing opinions on many topics. Read More

During a CVAC memorial service, a young girl lights a candle in memory of her brother who was killed during a robbery in Atlanta. Photo by Bruce Cook

Making a difference one grant at a time

Gifts on Peace with Justice Sunday support United Methodist and ecumenical ministries, including this one supporting victims of crimes. Read More