Epworth UMC’s ‘Weed and Water’ reaches families with help of ELI intern

The program gives kids an opportunity to learn about the natural environment in a fun and engaging way.

ELI Project internship helps seven students discern call

Seven college students have completed a summer internship with The ELI Project. More than half plan to pursue vocational ministry.

Video: Living into our inclusive vision

Revs. Cindy Gregorson and Carol Zaagsma answer some questions and reflect on what inclusive vision we adopted at the 2019 Annual Conference means for us.

Nonprofit Church Leadership Program makes impact, welcomes new participants

Nine Minnesota clergy just graduated from the program, now in its second year, and 11 more just began.

Meet the Minnesota Conference’s new clergy

Those starting their first appointment in the Minnesota Conference share their gifts and passions, what they're looking forward to in their new roles, and more.
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Culture change…oh my!

Ben Ingebretson

Rev. Ben Ingebretson points to some positive signs that our culture is changing and we are embracing opportunities to create new places for new people!

Creation Care Summit: Lead with love

Minnesota United Methodists

A team from Hamline University in St. Paul provided leadership and learned at The United Methodist Church's Creation Care Summit in Nashville, Tennessee.

Seeing the Spirit in North Dakota

Lyndy Zabel

Minnesota Methodists from six churches, ranging in age from 8 to 85, spent six days volunteering on the Spirit Lake Nation Reservation in Sheyenne, North ...

Emerging Picture of Generosity Across Generations

Money Matters

There is a tension among church leaders around generosity—especially when multiple generations are in the conversation. It is time to expand the definition.

A hopeful spirit: Vietnam Mission Initiative update

Lyndy Zabel

The Minnesota Conference Vietnam Steering Team continues to be committed to partnering with Vietnam as the people of that country continue to reach and make ...

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Christ UMC in Rochester hosts climate conversation

More than 60 people from churches in Rochester, Plainview, Chatfield, and elsewhere met at Christ United Methodist Church to strategize faith-based action on ...

Christmas Eve brunch—and branching out to the community

Mounds Park UMC hosted a brunch on Christmas Eve and invited the outside community.

Churches’ ‘Souper Bowl’ yields 1,000+ cans of soup for hungry

The Seahawks and the Broncos weren’t the only ones competing on Feb. 2. Two churches in the Minnesota Conference were having a “Souper Bowl” of their own.

Community Coffee Saturdays offer simple, effective outreach

There is a place to stop for a cup of coffee and friendly conversation in the little village of East Chain in southern Minnesota. The United Methodist Women ...

Congregation-wide book study paves way for featured speaker, ecclesiologist Tony Jones

United Methodist Church of Anoka and its satellite campus, Northern Light, took part in an all-congregation book study, named “One Congregation, One Book.” They...
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