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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

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

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

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

Teen MOPS -- Lafayette, Inc.

Teen moms get support, encouragement

Being a mom to a preschooler is hard. It is especially hard for a teenager who is still trying to grow up herself. A ministry called Teen MOPS (Mothers of... Read More

Prayer at New Day  Camp

Camp: A gift for those with special needs

People throughout The United Methodist Church have a special calling to make sure all children and youth – including those with special needs – are able to experience camp. Read More

support for transitioning foster youth

Arizona church helps foster youth transition to adulthood

Youth aging out of foster care programs face challenges when it comes to finding meaningful work. United Methodists in Arizona are providing cars, clothing and coaching. Read More

‘Camp means love’

Camp Potosi literally changed my life. Read More

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Helping millennials find a passion for justice

Through internships, seminar programs and young clergy leadership forums, the General Board of Church and Society aids young people in integrating their faith with a passion for social justice. 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

Millennials carve their own path

According to the latest research, young adults are politically independent, optimistic and racially diverse. Knowing who millennials are is an incredible tool in helping reach them with the message of... Read More

Paws and Play

Children in Kansas tell their hopes and hurts to therapy dogs who visit their school regularly. Read More

Oakwood (Minn.) United Methodist Church women serve snacks to new moms at the Early Childhood and Family Education Baby Shower. Photo courtesy of Oakwood United Methodist Church.

Congregation saves itself—and its community

Minnesota finds its purpose as it adopts an elementary school and shares Jesus' love with"the neediest kids of our community." Read More

Teens discover hope through Youth First

A church, business internships, a school district and a state grant are giving high school students their first jobs and putting them on a path to college and bright futures. Read More

A Procession of Hopefulness

Annual conference initiatives are leading more congregations to develop close ties with public schools in their community. Read More

Beyond ‘Go On:’ Using the means of grace with your youth

Practicing the means of grace can be key as United Methodist youth grow as disciples. Chris Wilterdink offers tools for leaders to introduce works of piety and mercy to young... Read More

The Rev. April Casperson

Young people in the church: Integral and integrated

When a church says it wants and will welcome young people, it needs to be ready to embrace needs and nurture their gifts and leadership. Read More

Judy Orecchio

Gender doesn’t matter to youth

Youth ministry is not a job for the faint of heart! Thousands of men and women minister to ‘tweens and teens every week, helping these young, impressionable people develop relationships... Read More

Young adults from the Sierra Leone Annual Conference fought Ebola with educational skits to reach people who cannot read or write or have access to radio and new media. The Youth and Young Adult Ministries team developed the traning.

The Young United Methodists

Young people in The United Methodist Church are missional entrepreneurs, putting passion and resources together to help make holy transformation happen in the church and world. Read More

Young people change the church

Young people leaving the church may actually help it, by forcing congregations to reevaluate their purpose and creating urgency to make necessary changes. Read More