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A home for Jesus: Christmas message

12/19/2019

“The best gift we can offer God and one another this Christmas is to make a home for Jesus in our lives,” said Bishop Ough.


Pray for our farmers

9/5/2019

Bishop Ough urges congregations to raise awareness about the farm crisis, to pray for farm families, and to offer support and assistance to those impacted.


Culture change…oh my!

8/14/2019

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

8/8/2019

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

7/31/2019

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 Dakota.


Emerging Picture of Generosity Across Generations

7/15/2019

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

6/6/2019

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 disciples of Jesus Christ.


FAQs: Pre-conference district gatherings

6/5/2019

Answers to the questions people have been asking at the pre-conference district gatherings being held across Minnesota.


Do Christians retire?

5/30/2019

“Retirement itself is a cipher, and freedom is also a cipher,” says Rev. Clay Oglesbee. “What we freely give of ourselves after retiring is the true question and challenge.”


Playing in the sandbox

5/28/2019

Rev. Terri Horn suggests we go back to the sandbox of our youth and remember who owns it, the mission, and what we are to do within it.


More wisdom for leading in this time

5/28/2019

Clergy in the Minnesota Conference share how they are living and leading during this uncertain time in The United Methodist Church.


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