Our Mission

Reaching more people in more places with quality services and resources that help them come to know and deepen their knowledge of God through Jesus Christ, learn to love God, and choose to serve God and neighbor.

The United Methodist Publishing House is a publisher and distributor to Christian clergy and laity, with primary responsibilities for the publishing and distribution for The United Methodist Church. We operate under the direction and control of the thirty-eight-member Board of The United Methodist Publishing House. Thirty of the members are elected by the church’s five jurisdictional conferences, two are selected by the United Methodist Council of Bishops, and five are chosen by the Board itself.

The Publishing House is a fully self-supporting agency. We supplement the United Methodist clergy pension fund through annual contributions from net revenue. Since 1941, the clergy pension fund has received more than thirty-seven million dollars from the Publishing House and its Methodist and Evangelical United Brethren predecessors.

Members of the board and staff at building dedication, July 2015