Jim Perry, former director of ministries for the Minnesota Conference, had a heart for clergy.
Pastor Jim Crecelius estimates that more than 70 percent of first-time visitors return to Spirit River.
This year's Youth Leaders Summit promises to encourage, equip, and empower attendees.
Leadership teams voted to initiate a conference-wide capital campaign for congregational development.
Events provide an opportunity for United Methodists to gather around environmental stewardship.
Preparations are well underway to deliver an event that unifies, inspires, and empowers attendees.
Some program changes in the pipeline for next year will enhance the camp experience.
Heather Nielsen packed up and moved to Guatemala in 2009, leaving behind a good job for a life of service as a nurse in rural Guatemala
On Dec. 3, the Board of Global Ministries will match the first $500,000 in gifts to Advance projects.
The new faith community is introducing people to Christ and inviting them to worship in Korean.
Bishop Ough requests that Minnesota United Methodists give to United Methodist Committee on Relief to aid in Typhoon Haiyan relief efforts
The United Methodist Church's top legislative body will meet at the Minneapolis Convention Center.
He will be president-designate for two years and is then expected to begin a two-year term as president.
Crossroads Church has a unique, hands-on program intended to coach and prepare new spiritual leaders.
Minnesota will send two clergy delegates and two lay delegates to the 2016 global church meeting.
Minnesota has donated more to Imagine No Malaria than any other conference, but our work isn't over yet.
Starting in November, stories and columns will be distributed exclusively via digital communications.
The Mission Speakers Bureau is a resource available for churches looking to inspire their congregations to become involved in missions.
Investing in Congregations grants help launch ministries like Blooming Grove/Waterville's prison ministry outreach program. Applications are due Oct. 15
The campaign would garner resources to launch new faith communities and revitalize existing churches.
Servant Heart Ministries wasn't identified as a key area that will move the camping program forward.
Mystery guests provide invaluable insight into what first-time visitors experience during worship.
The campaign aims to raise awareness about what the Wesley Foundation is and what it does on campus.
The training equips churches with skills and practices to help them reach new and diverse people.
A "United Methodist Day" Twins game in August raised $1,258 for the initiative.
The demographics of our mission field are changing. What are we doing to adapt?
The church's resources will help spawn new congregations and fill needs within its community.
In his new role, Lyndy Zabel wants to facilitate meaningful transformation through mission work.
Christa Meland is excited to help churches get the word out within their congregations and communities.
A group of some 37 highly skilled high school students made some major updates to Simpson UMC's building in late June.
The 2014 annual conference session will be May 28-30 in St. Cloud; options are being explored for 2015 and later.
The Three Rivers Park District paid $2.25 million for the 127-acre property in Mound.
Find out what happened at annual conference session this year
Lay session at annual conference featured congregational care ministries, and how lay members can reach out and say 'yes' to caring for others
In his first episcopal address to the Minnesota Conference, Bishop Ough encouraged session members to be transformed to be bold spirit-leaders in their churches.
Guest speaker, Rev. Sue Nilson Kibbey, has developed five breakthrough practices of the missional church
As the U.S. Senate prepares to consider immigration policy reform, United Methodist bishops visited the U.S.-Mexico border to immerse themselves in the reality of life at the border
Team Vital seeks to share resources and best practices for sustaining vital congregations
Bishop Bruce R. Ough's first annual conference session will be "collaborative," features speaker Rev. Sue Nilson Kibbey
Ministries that serve ethnic immigrant communities are strengthening the body of Christ in Minnesota
Peace House sits on the West Bank, partitioned to Palestinians by the United Nations in 1948 and then illegally occupied by Israel following the Six-Day War in 1967. Minnesota Conference gifts to and advocacy for Peace House is an investment in what we hope will become a two-state solution defined by universal, just, and lasting peace. We hope that is a goal that we all can agree on.
Minnesota is one of 20 annual conferences to pay its 2012 General Church apportionments at 100 percent
Minnesota Conference has seen a spike in Individual Volunteers serving long-term missions
Minnesota United Methodists will have opportunities over the coming months to learn and reflect upon emerging issues in immigration
The weekly worship gatherings are a unique chance to feel welcomed, after seeing too often the expressions of mistrust and skepticism on strangers' faces
Char Ough looks forward to mission opportunities in the new Episcopal Area
Minnesota Conference's camping ministry will expand on its popular camping activities this year
Three Rivers Park District has made an offer to purchase the Camp Kingswood property in Mound.
Because of who we are as United Methodists, the church has an opportunity to be the place young adults seek when they start to seek faith again
From Nov. 7 through 13, the Dakota Marchers walked to remember, grieve, commemorate and share the history of their ancestors.
As Hmong Community UMC renames itself Wheelock UMC, its sees its St. Paul neighbors as its mission field.
Sama Ao wants to help farmers find efficient and affordable ways to grow and distribute food
UMCOR is preparing to respond to the damage wrought across the East Coast by Superstorm Sandy.
The United Methodist Church Judicial Council has upheld church rules that ensure security of appointment for elders and associate clergy members, striking down legislation passed by General Conference last spring.
In 1862, 560 Native Americans and settlers lost their lives in the Dakota Conflict
Several Camp Kingswood fans gathered on Oct. 7 to say good-bye to the site where their renewed their relationship with God
Born Sept. 24, 1917, Bishop Wayne Clymer continues to be an active and respected leader in the Minnesota Conference
Bishop Bruce R. Ough will preside over the memorial service for Sen. George McGovern Oct. 25.
New camping director Keith Shew wants to create an atmosphere that makes the camper feel comfortable and cared for
Spark12, a new UM social-justice ministry incubator, will select finalists in November.
Bishop Ough urges Minnesota UMs to pray with him for renewal and reaching new people for Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.
Significant repair needs have led Minnesota Conference's Board of Trustees and Episcopal Residence Committee to sell the bishop's residence and purchase a new one.
Bishop Bruce Ough shares about his passions and what his focus will be as a bishop in the new Dakotas-Minnesota Episcopal Area.
Walker Community UMC, whose building burned down in May, plans to rebuild on its property.
The Wesley Foundation at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, moves into their second year of campus ministry with a core group of students--who enjoy growing closer to God and one another through this ministry.
Bishop Dyck shares about some highlights and challenges during her eight years in her first episcopal appointment.
Some churches see an influx of worship attendees during the summer months--so they "summer-ize" their programs to minister to this set.
NCJ conference voted to pass the budget, which includes a $125,000 grant to expand video conference technology in the new episcopal area
Bishop Bruce Ough will become bishop of the Minnesota Annual Conference and Dakotas Annual Conference beginning Sept. 1, 2012
Leaders from Minnesota were elected to the jurisdictional mission council and other boards and agencies of the United Methodist Church
Lay servants and certification ministries allow laypersons to use their God-given gifts in a variety of ways
North UMC is very active in the community--and NorthMarq noticed. Now, the church building will receive some much-needed work
MN conference will receive a $10,000 grant from UMCOR for Duluth flood recovery.
As floodwaters close Duluth streets and pour into basements, First UMC (Duluth) is offering shelter to displaced residents.
The $2.5 million raised for Imagine No Malaria provoked rejoicing and commitment at 2012 Minnesota Conference session.
Healthy churches are reliant on their leaders being healthy, conference speaker Mike Slaughter said Thursday
A majority vote at Minnesota Conference session expressed opposition to the proposed "marriage amendment" to the Minnesota state constitution.
Star Lake Wilderness Camp (Pequot Lakes), vigorously advocated for by a number of its users, has a chance at existence independent of the Minnesota Annual Conference.
Conference members passed two social-issue resolutions on Thursday. They approved "Drop the 'I' Word Campaign" and "Peace House" legislation
Do you want to be made well? Bishop Sally Dyck asks Jesus' question in John 5 to Minnesota United Methodists.
Laity session offered a "treatment plan" for ailing churches
The Retreats and Camping Ministry Team gave its report Wednesday at conference session
The 2013 annual conference recommended budget is just over $6.2 million, $130,000 lower than the 2012 budget
Minnesota United Methodists will continue to explore the ways that faith and health intersect at conference session this year
Conference session worship will focus around the question, "Do you want to get well?"
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