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  • Two new resolutions added to the 2012 Book of Resolutions

    August 10th, 2012

    The National Association of Conference presidents proposed two resolutions to the 2012 General Conference. Both resolutions were approved by the assembly: Support for Clergywomen WHEREAS United Methodist Churches have not always supported clergywomen; and WHEREAS clergywomen have gifts and graces that have enriched the witness of this denomination; … read more

  • Pastor finds ways to reach men

    July 3rd, 2012

    COLUMBIA, Mo.––From his first student appointment at the age of 18, every church the Rev. Bob Farr has served has increased attendance by at least 50 percent. During his last two church appointments, he started a new church that grew to an attendance of 450, and he took a church in decline that was averaging 505 in attendance and led it to grow … read more

  • Delegates to weigh options in developing an affordable pension plan

    February 20th, 2012

    By Ed Tomlinson A choice between two pension plans looms for delegates at the 2012 General Conference. Both options presented by the General Board of Pension and Health Benefits will reduce the cost to annual conferences by 15 percent. While benefits going forward will not be as generous as the current plan, the action was taken in response to the … read more

  • UM Men support women clergy

    March 8th, 2011

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. –– the National Association of Conference Presidents of United Methodist Men confessed that churches have not always been supportive of women clergy.Meeting March 3-6 in Nashville, the men sent a resolution to the 2012 General Conference urging men to welcome women to the pulpits of their churches, and asked local chapters of United Methodist… read more