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Statement of Unity from the United Methodist Global Young People’s Convocation and Legislative Assembly (GYPC-LA) held in Manila, Philippines. 

“There has been increasing talk of schism of the United Methodist Church in recent months. Many say that the issue of homosexuality is so contentious that it will inevitably split our Church. We, as the young people of The United Methodist Church, would like to say that we do not desire a divided Church. Read More

United Methodist Youth Attending Global Gathering Safe During Typhoon in Philippines 

TAGAYTAY, Philippines July 16, 2014/GBOD – Youth and young adults from across the United Methodist connection, as of 7:45 a.m. local time, were safely sheltering in place in Tagaytay, Philippines, during Typhoon Rammasun, locally known as Glenda. Read More

New Youth Resource Explores Sex from a Christian Perspective 

NASHVILLE, Tenn. July 9, 2014 /GBOD/ – As youth wrestle with what it means to be Christian and a sexual being, a new resource from Young People’s Ministries (YPM) will attempt to open the door for sixth, seventh and eighth graders for serious conversation, decisions and commitments on the topics.. Read More

UM Youth, Young Adults Gathering in Philippines for Global Convocation 

NASHVILLE, Tenn. July 8, 2014 /GBOD/ – Nearly 400 United Methodist youth, young adults and adult leaders from 34 countries will gather at the Global Young People’s Convocation and Legislative Assembly in the Philippines next week to worship and pray together and to discuss the future of their church. Read More

New GBOD Website Mirrors the Agency’s Mission to Provide Resources

NASHVILLE, Tenn. July 3, 2014 /GBOD/ – A completely redesigned website is now making the resources, training events, webinars, books, best practices and networking opportunities provided by the General Board of Discipleship (GBOD) available to church leaders with just the click of a mouse. Read More

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