2017 conference highlights for churches to share with members

Wondering how to summarize three packed-full days as you report back to your church? Here are some highlights.

Approved 2018 budget represents 1.2% increase

Members voted Thursday to approve a 2018 apportioned budget totaling $6,177,090, representing a 1.2 percent increase over 2017.

Thursday highlights: Acts 2 Talks, award, legislation

Four people shared TED-style talks, a difference-maker was honored, and members approved several pieces of legislation.

Milestones in ministry recognized, celebrated

Remembering those who have died, honored retiring clergy, and celebrating licensed local pastors and those being commissioned and ordained.

Dotson to Minnesota Conference: Focus on the ‘why’

Discipleship begins when churches reconnect with the “why” of their processes and develop mature disciples that can repeat the processes with others.
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7/22/2017: D.C./Ohio Mission Trip

Actively live out justice and compassion with other Minnesota United Methodists for a statewide, multi-generational mission trip to Washington, D.C. for a time ...

9/14/2017: Breakthrough Renewal Institute

Refresh, renew and revitalize your church

9/25/2017: Soul Leaders Retreat Series

Are you yearning for a community where you can be seen and known? Where you can have the freedom to dream new dreams? Where you will be encouraged, inspired, ...

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#livesummeroutside

Cindy Gregorson

What if we ask our church folk: What would be life-giving to you this summer—help you grow in mind, body and spirit—and how can we support you in that?

Not entirely in…not entirely out

Ben Ingebretson

Pastoral leaders need to be designers of liminal space and experiences—thresholds for people to take one step toward Christ.

Getting Comfortable with the E-word

Susan Nienaber

Questions to ground our notions of evangelism: Why do I believe what I believe? How do I understand God’s character and purpose? What story do I have to tell?

The bold, exclusively inclusive truth

Fred Vanderwerf

There is salvation in no one else—this might sound exclusive, but putting it in biblical context shows us that it can also be viewed as an inclusive statement.

Mission-minded church-school partnerships

Lyndy Zabel

At least 52 churches have partnerships with local schools—and there are several opportunities to help your church think about how you might form one.

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At North UMC, ‘faith is community’

North United Methodist Church is big on community outreach. One of its most well known ministries is its clothing closet, through which residents in need can ...

At Thief River Falls UMC, talents, denominations combine for Imagine No Malaria

Three talented musicians who attend a nearby Lutheran church heard about Thief River Falls’ ambitious fundraising goal for Imagine No Malaria and offered to ...

Blooming Grove runs for the loaves and sings for (others’) supper

On Oct. 2, a clear, bright, and cool fall Saturday, Blooming Grove United Methodist Church attracted 76 runners and walkers for their first “Run for the Loaves”...

Brooklyn UMC youth offer token of warmth and comfort for families of Sandy Hook victims

In response to the Dec. 14 shooting in which twenty children and six school administrators were killed, youth from Brooklyn United Methodist Church (Brooklyn ...

Byron UMC brings help and hope to refugee camps in Afghanistan

Byron United Methodist Church’s confirmation class project collected 500 pairs of shoes, which went to a refugee camp in Afghanistan. Church members went to a ...
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