Clif Christopher shaking hands at 2015 Annual Conference

Church stewardship ‘doctor’ diagnoses giving decline

The first presentation to draw a crowd of United Methodists to the 2015 Eastern PA Annual Conference at the Expo Center in Oaks, Pa., came on May 13, the night… Read more

Fellowship in Music and Worship Arts

The Fellowship of UMs in Music and Worship Arts offers free online membership for students. The fellowship, an affiliate of the General Board of Discipleship (GBOD), serves as a resource… Read more

Student Scholarships for Lancaster Theological Seminary

Because of the generosity of Lancaster Theological Seminary’s donors, alumni/ae, and denominational connections, each year the seminary is able to offer substantial need-based scholarships to qualifying incoming students. For the… Read more

Church and Cemetery Incorporations

Is your church incorporated? Is your cemetery incorporated separately from the church? All Churches and Cemeteries must be incorporated. If you are not sure whether your church and cemetery is… Read more


The General Board of Global Missions (GBGM) has put a free searchable catalog of John Wesley sermons on its website. Visit this link to see the homepage for Wesley’s sermons:… Read more


New blog created by Elaine Johnson is found at Ms. Johnson invites interested persons to take a look and if one feels the least bit inspired, to write one’s… Read more

Prayer Ministry Resources

Download and print prayer guides and door knockers at no cost from

Vital Congregations Goals

Last year, the Lewis Center for Church Leadership prepared a short video for on one of the Vital Congregations goals. Because of its wide use (almost 7,000 views), another video… Read more

100% Tuition Scholarship From Drew Theological School

“Drew helped me afford to answer my call!” – Amanda, Maryland Qualifications: Admissible Master of Divinity application UMC membership for at least one year 3.5 undergraduate GPA or higher 48… Read more

Four Doors That Lead to Faith Development

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