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Oct

2018

UMPH Board Calls for Focus on Congregations

Author: Amy Smith

Nashville, October 2018 - The Board of Directors of The United Methodist Publishing House eagerly affirmed initiatives to build up the capacity and effectiveness of congregations and annual conferences during their annual meeting in Nashville October 23-24.

The Board pledged to implement strategies for reaching and receiving more people in more places through evangelistic hospitality and resonant worship in order to deepen relationships with Jesus Christ and encourage servant ministries.

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Oct

2018

The United Methodist Publishing House: Listening & Learning

Author: Amy Smith

Nashville, October 2018 - The United Methodist Publishing House (UMPH) has launched an intensive project to gather insights about effective ministries in congregations across The United Methodist Church. At a recent learning event for staff executives, a local pastor, an associate clergy member, and an elder spent several hours along with their district superintendent painting a vivid picture of congregations and their ministries. Representing local churches ranging in size from 8 in Sunday worship to 425 members, the pastors described evangelistic outreach, vibrant worship, cross-congregational collaboration, working on community issues such as health care, drug addiction, education, and hunger, and creative ways for people to engage in life-changing Bible study.

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