Bishop Ough encourages us to approach this Christmas with the hearts of the Magi: constantly being formed and shaped into the way of the Lord.
Centenary UMC needed a breakthrough of the Spirit. I asked Bishop Ough about the Missional Church Consultation Initiative (MCCI) program, and our church began this transformational process.
After recent natural disasters, many United Methodists want to help. Early Response Teams are there now. But clean-up efforts will continue for many months. That’s when Volunteer in Mission (VIM) team members will be needed. Can your church plan a trip to help in Texas, Florida, California, and five more states that need VIM teams?
With the intense divisiveness in our country, congregations are well-positioned to role-model a different way of being together, meeting real needs and building connections across the divides.
Can we reimagine our churches as true gathering spaces for the community, where people feel a powerful sense of belonging?
Bishop Ough encourages Minnesota United Methodists to trust in God's faithfulness, even in times of terrible violence.
Participants learned about their strengths and passions, examined what brings purpose to their lives, and participated in contemplative practices.
We shine when we don’t give up or give in, when we do what we can do however big or small. And in so doing, our heart gets a little bit lighter.
Bishop Ough encourages Minnesota United Methodists to continue offering the ministries of prayer, comfort, healing, advocacy, and love following this tragedy.
You can help by becoming trained to be an effective early responder and/or Volunteer in Mission; training opportunities are coming up on Sept. 30.
Automatic giving, a strong website, technological updates, and providing ample stewardship opportunities are among the things all churches should be doing.
Minnesota Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church