From the Bishop’s Blog: New Healthcare Challenges Ahead in Changing Political Environment

Nashville Episcopal Area clergy and laity are continuing their efforts in the fight for affordable healthcare in Tennessee. The report below outlines what they will be facing in the years ahead and how you can get involved. Please pray for those who fall in the coverage gap as well as those advocating for them. -Bishop […]

United Methodist Leaders to Show Support for Standing Rock Sioux and Affirm Commitment to Water as Basic Human Right

Global Ministries to Issue Public Statement at Center for Human & Civil Rights ATLANTA, Ga. (November 22, 2016) – Seeking to show their support for the Standing Rock Sioux impacted by the Dakota Access Pipeline and affirm the United Methodist Church’s commitment to indigenous people, leaders of the General Board of Global Ministries will issue […]

United Methodists Hold Service to Repent for Persecution of Native Americans

The Tennessee and Memphis Conferences of the Methodist Church held an Act of Repentance to acknowledge the church’s wrongs against Native Americans and other first peoples on November 12 at Forest Hills UMC in Brentwood, Tenn. In 2012, the United Methodist General Conference — the church’s top legislative body — held an “Act of Repentance […]

Free Clergy Personal Finance Resources

The Lewis Center for Church Leadership and Wesley Theological Seminary have gathered free resources to help pastors better understand and manage their personal finances. The resources are available here. Managing personal finances is especially important for clergy who are expected to teach and model faithful stewardship within their congregations. Maintaining healthy personal finances is both […]

Standing Rock: Justice for God’s Planet and God’s People

Today, nearly 500 faith leaders are gathering at Standing Rock for a day of prayer. Wherever you are, you are invited to join them. You are also invited to pray for Standing Rock with your faith community in the coming weeks. Download Christian community prayer resources. See Christian faith statements, calls to action, and news […]