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Living with a grateful heart starts with simple practices

Appreciation, modeling, serving among ways to teach and learn gratitude. Read More

Carlenda Smith: Love, care for all

Prayer guided Dr. Carlenda Smith as she prepared to be a physician; prayer sustains her in her practice. 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

Jaime Gallaga: Faith leads to service

Since his baptism, construction worker Jaime Gallaga has worked on God's behalf whenever and wherever he can. Read More

Gary Walden: Called to Serve

A long career in the cosmetology industry gives this hairstylist opportunities to fulfill his call to serve. Read More

Aly King: Living Christ’s love

Aly King may not be able to talk about her faith in her workplace, but she can act on it -- and does, daily. Read More

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

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

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

Lives shaped through service

For many Christians, faith is something that cannot be contained. Their faith ignites a passion for serving others and drawing nearer to God at the same time. Read More

Church helps struggling 5th graders thrive

United Methodists in Texas use Human Relations Day grant to help elementary students achieve their potential, prepare for later success in school. Read More

The Rev. Scott McKenzie

Live gratefully, live generously

In a village in Malawi where families were starving, the Rev. Scott McKenzie experienced some of the most genuine generosity he's ever witnessed. He learned quickly that gratitude leads to... Read More

Friends join Chuck “Cold Turkey” Jones (front row, second from left) at Amicalola Falls in Dawsonville, Georgia. Sending him off were (back row, from left) Dave

Appalachian Trail chaplain engaged in ups and downs of journeys

Chuck Jones being on the banks of the spring at that moment, in what he called a "random, but God-appointed, encounter," is why the Appalachian Trail Chaplaincy exists. Read More

Mary Johnson Feeding Program - Philippines

Bowls of hope feed kids’ bodies, moms’ spirits

Answering call to begin feeding program for children takes Filipino nurse Marisel Tondo from Mary Johnston Hospital to streets of Manila -- and continues the tradition of women in mission. Read More

The Rev. Alfred T. Day III discusses some of the treasures in the United Methodist

For churchgoers, treasures from the ‘family album’

Just six days before his death, John Wesley roused himself to write one last letter. The 87-year-old's goal: To encourage a fellow abolitionist to keep the faith in the fight... Read More

The Rev. Matthew Charlton

Discerning God’s call

In Greek mythology, Pythia, the Oracle at Delphi, was the mouthpiece of the god Apollo. She was considered the most accurate of all the oracles and infallible. Read More

Youth and their leaders from Hastings United Methodist Church gather onstage during the Minnesota Annual Conference. Their church received the 2015 Culture of the Call Award from the Foundation for Evangelism.

Empowering young people to answer God’s call

Each year, the Foundation for Evangelism presents a Culture of the Call Award to a local United Methodist congregation that exhibits best practices in encouraging young people, age 35 and younger,... Read More

Bishop Gary Mueller (center, right) ordains the Rev. Jacob Lynn elder during the 2015 Arkansas Annual Conference.

GBHEM: Supporting journeys to professional ministry

Shortly after the birth of his son, Jacob Lynn realized his faith was "not as deep as I wanted it to be with a person who was going to learn... Read More