Latest from the Bishop

The Joyful Journey: I Just Wasn’t Made For This Time?


Bishop David Bard encourages those feeling overwhelmed and reminds us that we have a God who will be with us "to the end of the age."

Being a better anti-racist


First, grow a thicker skin. Secondly, believe those experiencing injustice, says Rev. Laquaan Malachi, who serves North UMC in Minneapolis.

Managing financial trauma


The good news is we can take action to avoid and minimize financial trauma.

Police reform must involve reconciliation


Rev. Dr. Shawn R. Moore reflects on his former roles as a U.S. Navy specialist and police officer, and how they inform his views of what's happening today.

Do not look away!


Rev. Dr. Ronald Bell Jr. offers an incredibly moving reflection and call to action following the death of George Floyd at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer.

Thoughts from the inside and outside


Rev. Dr. Shawn R. Moore reflects on the experience of participating in and helping to lead a silent clergy march.

State of the Church Address: You Have Never Traveled This Way Before


Bishop Ough celebrates the ways congregations are creatively adapting amid the pandemic he offers encouragement and considerations for the road ahead.

Some good news: 6 ELI interns named, 6 NEXT grants awarded


Six college students will participate in The ELI Project, and six churches have received a NEXT grant to create a high school internship.

From gratitude to generosity


Bishop Bruce R. Ough reflects on the relationship between gratitude and generosity during the coronavirus pandemic.

Can we win at COVID ministry without the queen?


Consider starting an online micro-community that targets an acute, felt need. Now is the best time to engage new people in areas of great need!

EarthKeepers discipleship group sparks missional ideas, urban-rural connections


Joe Meinholz shares his experience with his Minnesota EarthKeepers Covenant Discipleship Group.

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