United Methodism

General Church
Bishops Rodolfo Alfonso “Rudy” Juan (left), Ciriaco Q. Francisco (center) and Pedro M. Torio Jr. lead a prayer for the Philippines and Southeast Asia during the 2019 United Methodist General Conference in St. Louis in February. The Philippines Central Conference College of Bishops, meeting in Manila, signed a resolution opposing dissolution of The United Methodist Church. File photo by Kathleen Barry, UM News.

Filipino bishops back church unity

The Philippines Central Conference College of Bishops signed a resolution opposing dissolution and recommending restructuring to allow regional autonomy on divisive issues.
Theology and Education
The Rev. Joey Galinato of Good Samaritan United Methodist Church, the Rev. Michael McQueen of St. James United Methodist Church and the Rev. Ronny Branen of Prospect United Methodist Church, all from the North Georgia Conference, join in baptizing 47 people in a river in Angat, Philippines. Photo by the Rev. Joey Galinato.

Ask The UMC: How do you become United Methodist?

Becoming a United Methodist begins with a commitment to grow as a disciple of Jesus Christ through participation in a local congregation.
Faith Stories
Chris Ritter is directing pastor of a multisite ministry in Illinois that includes Cambridge Geneseo First United Methodist churches. He is the author of "Seven Things John Wesley Expected Us to Do for Kids" (Abingdon Press, 2016).

Commentary: 'I have decided to follow Jesus'

Chris Ritter is moved by the hymn “I Have Decided to Follow Jesus” — and the story of the Christian martyr who inspired it.

United Methodist Forum: What does it mean to follow Jesus?

Nicole Melki discusses the impact of having Scriptures used to communicate exclusion from the love of God.

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