Christian Education

Mission and Ministry
This photo, taken in 2010, shows Bennett College, a women-only school in Greensboro, N.C. Photo courtesy of United Methodist Board of Higher Education and Ministry.

Black colleges and universities face challenges, too

While there have been no recent closures of United Methodist-affiliated black colleges and universities, schools such as Bennett College still face a challenging landscape.
Mission and Ministry
Students and faculty process during commencement at Green Mountain College in Poultney, Vt. Photo courtesy of Green Mountain College.

Closures raise survival questions for small colleges

United Methodist-related colleges and universities are looking toward collaborations and mergers as they work to survive in challenging times for small liberal arts institutions.
Mission and Ministry
Claremont School of Theology students join in a campus worship service. The financially embattled United Methodist seminary continues to point toward a relocation from Claremont, Calif., to Willamette University in Salem, Oregon. Photo courtesy Claremont School of Theology.

Update: Ruling on seminary appealed

Ruling that would have eased Claremont School of Theology move to Oregon appealed.
General Church
The Rev. Mary Scifres helps lead the 50th anniversary gathering of Christians Engaged in Faith Formation meeting in Des Moines, Iowa. Photo by the Rev. Arthur McClanahan.

Embracing curiosity can help church, educators say

As General Conference approaches, asking questions and listening can lower anxiety level.

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