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Welcome to, the online destination for leaders throughout The United Methodist Church. Visit often to find ideas and information to inspire United Methodist leaders throughout the connection.

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New ads encourage people to visit a local United Methodist church and share their faith journey with others. They acknowledge that true friendship and love aren’t always easy to find. Image from the Fall 2019 Rethink Church ad campaign.

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New United Methodist ad campaign addresses loneliness

New ads encourage people to visit a local United Methodist church and share their faith journey with others.

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United Methodist Student Day


United Methodist Student Day Resources

Resources in a variety of media and formats will help you promote and celebrate United Methodist Student Day.

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Many congregations and annual conferences are beginning to offer mental health first aid training. Photo by Kathleen Barry, United Methodist Communications.

Health and Wholeness

Churches offer mental health first aid training

United Methodist churches and annual conferences have begun offering mental health first aid courses to train people in how to detect signs of mental illness and provide proper support.

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UM Agencies

Agencies provide resources and services that equip local congregations and provide a connection for ministry throughout the world. These organizations can be found at all levels of the connection (churchwide, regional and local).

UMC Impact

The UMC is Making a Difference

Through United Methodist Giving, we're prepared to respond to crises, develop innovative solutions to challenges facing communities, advocate for justice and peace and so much more. 

We are raising up the next generation — to lead the church and to lead society — by developing the gifts of undergraduate and graduate students in the United States and around the world.

12.5M United Methodists
From around the globe
70M Dollars
Shared by generous United Methodists
136 Countries
Came together to give
Stats updated 8/2018


Get customizable outreach tools, including postcards, invitation cards, banners, yard signs, posters and downloadable digital resources.


Advent outreach resources

Start planning your Christmas outreach now using resources tied to the national advertising campaign. Customizable resources include postcards, door hangers, social meda and worship graphics, and sermon starters.

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General Conference 2020

Participants in deep discussion during  the second consultation on the revision of the social principles held by the General Board of Church and Society in Washington, DC,  Jan. 23-24, 2015. Photo: Jay Mallin.

Church & Society

Church and Society releases Revised Social Principles

Global revision produces a teachable document and resource for ministry for the entire church.

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Whitney Simpson and Joe Iovino, chat about ways we can create sacred space in our everyday lives. Photo by Cindy Caldwell, United Methodist Communications.


Get Your Spirit in Shape: Sacred Spaces

Host Joe Iovino and spiritual director Whitney Simpson discuss creating sacred space and other ideas to help keep our souls as healthy as our bodies.

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