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Interpreter: A fond farewell

A look at how Interpreter magazine has changed during 48 years of service to the people of The United Methodist Church. Read More

Unusual staff positions benefit churches

Innovative ministries let leaders bring secular occupations into church settings. Read More

As the Hamline Community Bread Oven pizza bakers, the Rev. Nancy Victorin-Vangerud, left, and Hamline students learn skills of hospitality and baking for their neighborhood. Courtesy photo

Campus ministers connect career, ministry options

Campus ministry helps students discover ways to live out their calls, regardless of occupation. Read More

Ben Papa: Making peace during divorce

Attorney Ben Papa seeks to change the conversation about divorce. Read More

Pastor Laura Vincent leads the children's time during worship at Shiloh United Methodist Church near Clinton, Kentucky. Helping children see that they are unique and created for a purpose is part of developing a culture of call in local churches. United Methodist Communications photo by Mike DuBose

Creating a culture of call

United Methodists urged to ask early and ask often when encouraging people to explore God's call to them. 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

Change: It’s constant

Changes in the roles of laity and women and the relationships between majority and minority ethnic groups have shaped today's United Methodist Church. Read More

Bishop Samuel J. Quire Jr. and Richlain K. Quire.

New bishop elected for Liberia

Bishop Samuel J. Quire Jr. is the newest member of the United Methodist Council of Bishops and leader of the Liberia Annual Conference. Read More

Bishop Torio - re-election - 2016 Phiippines

Three bishops re-elected in the Philippines

United Methodists in the Philippines have re-elected three bishops as their episcopal leaders for the 2017-2020 quadrennium. Read More

One Matters Award to Lander UMC

Outreach, willingness to change common threads for One Matters churches

Discipleship Ministries in 2016 recognized 80 United Methodist churches for remarkable gains in baptisms, professions of faith and disciple making. Each of the churches received a One Matters Discipleship Award. Read More