Mission and Ministry

General Church
Photo courtesy of Bridwell Library Special Collections, Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University.

Ask The UMC: When was the first Book of Discipline created?

Since the first Book of Discipline was adopted, revisions over its history have dramatically changed its scope and format.
General Church
Agencies are looking at what planned cuts to apportionments will mean for their work, their staff and the people they serve. Photo illustration by Kathleen Barry, UMNS.

Deciding what budget cuts mean for ministry

United Methodist general agencies are looking at how they can tighten their belts as they face plans to cut the general church budget by more than 20 percent.
Mission and Ministry
“Baby Betty” is one of United Methodist Mercy Hospital’s success stories. Mohamed Khadar, the hospital’s outreach manager, says the child was severely malnourished and sick with pneumonia when she was first seen at the clinic but is now healthy. Photo by Phileas Jusu, UMNS.

Bo hospital reaches out to Sierra Leone's poorest

United Methodist Mercy Hospital's outreach program targets remote communities where health care availability and ability to pay are a challenge.
Mission and Ministry
Joppa Muzokomba has his blood pressure checked by Killia Jena at a mobile clinic in Marange District sponsored by the Harare East District-Chisipiti Circuit in Zimbabwe. Photo by Kudzai Chingwe, UMNS.

Church helps fight ageism in Zimbabwe

The United Methodist Church in Zimbabwe is making senior citizens a priority through several health initiatives across the country.

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