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30 Attend First Five-Day Academy for Spiritual Formation in Cuba

VILLA CLARA PROVINCE, Cuba., Dec. 4, 2014 /Discipleship Ministries/ – Thirty pastors and church lay leaders found needed rest and renewal at the first Five-Day Academy for Spiritual Formation held last month in Cuba.  Read More

Book of Worship Resources Now Available Online at No Cost 

NASHVILLE, Tenn. Nov. 24, 2014 /Discipleship Ministries/ – Many worship elements included in The United Methodist Book of Worship are now available online at no cost for use by congregations and other worshiping or church-related educational communities.  Read More

Grants Available to Spark Creative Vital Congregation Growth 

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.  Read More

Thomas Named Chief Strategist for Vital Congregations 

NASHVILLE, Tenn. Nov. 12, 2014 /Discipleship Ministries/ – The Rev. Sara B. Thomas, who led a new ministry initiative in Cincinnati that involved a network of churches with diverse ministry contexts, will join the staff of Discipleship Ministries on Dec. 1 as Chief Strategist for Vital Congregations.  Read More

Grants Awarded to Support Aging in Poverty Ministries 

NASHVILLE, Tenn. Nov. 11, 2014 /Discipleship Ministries/ – Grants totaling $75,000 have been awarded to 31 churches around the world by the United Methodist Committee on Older Adult Ministries (OAM) to support Aging in Poverty ministry programs.  Read More

New Resources Available about iKids Growing Up in a Digital World 

NASHVILLE, Tenn. Oct. 22, 2014 /Discipleship Ministries/ – A new generation is growing up amid an exploding digital revolution, but author Craig Kennet Miller says no one really knows how digital media influences the emotional, physical and spiritual lives of children he calls iKids.  Read More

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