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Pastoral message following Judicial Council rulings

5/3/2019

Bishop Ough urges Minnesota United Methodists to stay together and strong in this in-between time, and to be the leaders and the church God is calling us to be.


Pastoral message following Judicial Council rulings

5/3/2019

Bishop Ough urges Minnesota United Methodists to stay together and strong in this in-between time, and to be the leaders and the church God is calling us to be.


The future of the church starts here, now, with us

5/2/2019

“I believe Jesus wants us to be God’s church, here, now. Because people are hungry, and we have the bread of life.”


FAQs: Post-Judicial Council ruling

5/1/2019

Answers to the questions people have been asking since the Judicial Council ruling that determined much of the Traditional Plan to be constitutional.


General Conference is broken; annual conferences are not

4/24/2019

The current governance structure does not fit the realities of a global United Methodist Church.


Some fences are too hard to straddle

4/24/2019

When religious affiliation has become an option rather than an obligation, congregations need to declare their principles in order to project a clear identity.


Easter message: ‘Pray with your eyes wide open’

4/18/2019

Bishop Ough invites us to look for change, for hope, and for signs of Christ’s victory over death “with eyes wide open” in anticipation of the future.


Helping your congregation heal after General Conference

4/10/2019

These suggestions are designed to help congregants process what happened at General Conference and focus on being in ministry together.


3 key advisors you should have in your corner

4/8/2019

There are three key advisors that all clergy should have in their corner: a financial planner, an accountant, and an attorney.


Why I stay

4/4/2019

Rev. Cindy Gregorson reflects on why she stays in the denomination at a time when the church seems out of step of what she believes we are called to do and be.


Leading in a time of high conflict

4/2/2019

Rev. Susan Nienaber shares some common patterns and feelings in times of high conflict, as well as some suggestions for healthy ways to channel energy.


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