Discipleship

Evangelism
Mission leaders and guests from the U.S. and Korea gather to celebrate the 20th anniversary of United Methodist ministry in Mongolia during the Mongolian Mission Initiative’s annual gathering on Oct. 3. Photo courtesy of the Asia Regional Office, United Methodist Board of Global Ministries.

Celebrating 20 years of mission in Mongolia

The Mongolia mission, initiated by the Korean United Methodist Church in 2003, now has 12 United Methodist churches, two mission centers and various outreach ministries serving the Mongolian community.
Young People
Members of the young adult group of First Korean United Methodist Church in Wheeling, Ill., gather together after a worship service on June 13. Photo by the Rev. Thomas Kim, UM News.

Laity leadership revitalizes church’s young adult ministry

Instead of relying on a pastor to oversee its young adult ministry, First Korean United Methodist Church in Wheeling, Illinois, entrusted it to a devoted and committed volunteer layperson with a calling and vision.
General Church
A stained-glass window at St. John the Baptist’s Anglican Church in Ashfield, New South Wales, illustrates Jesus’ description of himself as the Good Shepherd. A new Ipsos poll offers insight into how Christians are viewed today. Photo by Toby Hudson, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

Poll about Jesus raises questions

Nearly half of people who took a survey about attitudes about Jesus and Christianity said believers are giving and loving. But a significant minority say they’re hypocritical and judgmental. United Methodist professors and pastors offer thoughts on the poll results.
Mission and Ministry
Barbara Dunlap-Berg. Photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.

Stop yelling! I still can’t hear you!

As mask-wearing during the pandemic challenges communication, churches help people adapt via online opportunities.

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