• General Conference urges churches to charter UM Men organizations

    November 20th, 2014

     The 2012 General Conference. A UMNS photo by Kathleen Barry Noting that an ABC poll found only 32 percent of American men attend church compared to 44 percent of American women, the 2012 General Conference encouraged UM churches to expand their ministries to men. “The group of men who meets monthly for study, worship and fellowship serves … read more

  • Grants Available to Spark Creative Vital Congregation Growth

    November 18th, 2014

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. Nov. 18, 2014  /Discipleship Ministries/  – Grants totaling $200,000 are now available from Discipleship Ministries to encourage local churches, annual conferences and central conferences to experiment with innovative and creative approaches to growing vital congregations. The grants seek to spur quantifiable growth in worship attendance, professions of faith, small groups, … read more

  • Coordinator of emergency stockpile serves on Strength for Service Board

    November 11th, 2014

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. –– Kevin Jura, coordinator of the “Strategic National Stockpile” for the State of Maryland, serves as a member of the Strength For Service Board of Directors.The stockpile serves as a repository of antibiotics, vaccines, chemical antidotes, antitoxins and other critical medical equipment and supplies which are available in… read more

  • Former submarine officer serves on SFS advisory committee

    November 10th, 2014

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala.––T. Morris Hackney, a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and chief executive officer of The Hackney Group, has agreed to serve on the Strength for Service Advisory Committee. The 10-member advisory committee will suggest ways in which the Board of Directors can increase the circulation of the 72-year-old Strength for Service to … read more