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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Byron UMC shoe giveaway touches hearts, calls church to mission

Rev. Beth Perez invited members to bring new shoes to donate to the children at Rio Bravo Children’s Home in Mexico. The church, which averages 85 in worship ...

Centennial hosts first Disability Awareness Sunday

Centennial UMC in Roseville recently hosted its first ever Disability Awareness Sunday, where members experienced being in ministry with people with ...

Centennial UMC helps community with advance care planning

The church hosted an informative panel discussion and workshop on the timely topic of advance care planning, and 57 community members attended.

Champlin UMC hosts clothing ‘boutique’ for families in need

On August 4, Champlin United Methodist Church, other faith groups, local schools, and the surrounding community hosted a clothing “boutique” that allowed ...

Chatfield UMC distributes blessing stones throughout community

This summer, members of Chatfield United Methodist Church embarked on a pilgrimage that involved placing blessing stones around their 2,800-person city and ...
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