Discipleship Ministries

Social Concerns
Bishop Joaquina Filipe Nhanala helps lead a worship service sponsored by the United Methodist Commission on the Status and Role of Women during the 2016 United Methodist General Conference in Portland, Ore. Nhanala spoke about having to deal with sexism in the church during the commission’s virtual women’s leadership summit Oct. 8-10, 2020. File photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.

Forging stronger ties as women of faith

United Methodist clergy and laywomen envision something bigger as they celebrate sisterhood, build relationships and share experiences of sexism.
General Church
Internally displaced people line up to collect food at Ebenezer Community United Methodist Church in Yaounde, Cameroon. With a grant from the United Methodist Committee on Relief, the church distributed food and other aid to those struggling during the coronavirus pandemic. Photo courtesy Vischo Image.

Supporting the church amid pandemic disruptions

The United Methodist general agencies find new ways to support the church’s mission and its members despite challenges imposed by the coronavirus pandemic.
Mission and Ministry
United Methodist Strengthening The Black Church For The Twenty-First Century in partnership with Discipleship Ministries held its first virtual summit with advice to help churches “survive now and beyond COVID-19.” African Americans are dying at a higher rate from COVID-19 than any other ethnic group in the United States. Artwork courtesy of Discipleship Ministries.

Church leaders urge African Americans to stay healthy, survive

Black leaders in The United Methodist Church issue call to action for their communities to take COVID-19 guidelines seriously.
Social Concerns
A woman who fled armed conflict in Misisi, Congo, receives a bag of rice from The United Methodist Church in Lweba. The church, using a grant from United Methodist Discipleship Ministries, has provided food relief to about 100 of those displaced. Photo by Jolie Shabani, UM News.

Church helps those displaced by violence

United Methodist Church in Congo partners with Discipleship Ministries to provide relief for displaced people.

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