Discipleship Development

 All Christians are called to minister. Ministry is what we do - both individually and as an organized church. The Indiana Conference of the United Methodist Church works to create possibilities and hope for those who have neither. We offer this service in the name of Christ, for the transformation of the world.

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Five Practices

The five practices of fruitful congregations and faithful living include Radical Hospitality, Passionate Worship, Intentional Faith Development, Risk-Taking Mission and Service and Extravagant Generosity. To learn how your church can become a more energized and fruitful congregation, click here.


Director of Discipleship Development -
Connectional Ministries

Jim Bushfield


Associate Director - 
Children, Youth & Family

Helene Foust


Associatve Director - 
Transformative Ministry

Allison Curts


 Associatve Director -
Camping and
Retreat Ministry

Nick Yarde


Associate Director - 
Local Church Discipleship

Ann Handschu


812-841-2803 (cell) 



Director of Discipleship Development - 
Connectional Ministries


Rev. Dr. James "Jim" Bushfield

Phone: 317-924-1321

Indiana Conference Center
301 Pennsylvania Parkway, Suite 300
Indianapolis, IN 46280
(317) 924-1321 or (877) 781-6706