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OPINION: Reflections on Charlottesville

OPINION: Reflections on Charlottesville

It sounds funny when it rolls off of my tongue: “Newton, Kansas a crossroads for diversity.” Growing up in Newton there were several factors that made it the perfect melting pot for the confluence of cultures. In the 90’s there were major gang related troubles in Wichita, ...

United Methodists respond to Charlottesville

United Methodists respond to Charlottesville

“We affirm that no identity or culture has more legitimacy than any other. We call the Church to challenge any hierarchy of cultures or identities.” (Para. 161A, The Nurturing Community, page 110, 2016 Book of Discipline) We recognize racism as a sin and seek to eliminate it. As followers ...

Religion and Race calls for all United Methodists to love in action

Religion and Race calls for all United Methodists to love in action

From GCORR “Power without love is reckless and abusive, and love without power is sentimental and anemic. Power at its best is love implementing the demands of justice, and justice at its best is power correcting everything that stands against love.” Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  We ...

Gieselman to serve Southwest District

Gieselman to serve Southwest District

For Immediate Release August 14, 2017 Indianapolis – Bishop Julius C. Trimble is pleased to announce the appointment of the Rev. Mitchell C. Gieselman of Evansville, Ind., to serve as the Superintendent of Southwest District and a member of the Extended Cabinet of the Indiana Conference ...

E-Reader training hosted in Liberia

E-Reader training hosted in Liberia

Originally shared on GBHEM.org NASHVILLE, Tenn., August 3, 2017 – The E-Reader Project is a joint program of the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry (GBHEM) and Discipleship Ministries (DM). The two agencies renewed their commitment to support this project during the 2017-2020 ...

Curts tapped as new Indiana Conference Disaster Response Coordinator

Curts tapped as new Indiana Conference Disaster Response Coordinator

Rev. Dr. Cindy Reynolds has announced, with pleasure, Allison Curtis, Associate Director of Mission & Justice Ministries, will also serve as the Conference Disaster Response Coordinator in addition to her regular duties, working in partnership the Rev. Tom Heaton, Assoc. Dir. Mission & ...

Excellence in Clergy Leadership Scholarship Provides $1.66 Million to Help United Methodist Clergy Avoid Debt

Excellence in Clergy Leadership Scholarship Provides $1.66 Million to Help United Methodist Clergy Avoid Debt

Originally shared on GBHEM.org NASHVILLE, Tenn., August 2, 2017 – The Office of Loans and Scholarships at the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry (GBHEM), a center for leadership development across the denomination, today awarded more than $1.66 million to 206 recipients of the...

Leadership Development Clergy Assessment Process

Clergy Assessment Process The Indiana Conference strives to cultivate fruitfulness over the lifespan of clergy by encouraging continued growth and maturity by God’s grace. The Clergy Assessment tool is an opportunity for us to “share our story” and learn from our collective work ...

Rev. Dr. Andrew Scanlan-Holmes appointed as Research Fellow in CODEC at Durham University - UK

Rev. Dr. Andrew Scanlan-Holmes appointed as Research Fellow in CODEC at Durham University - UK

July 26, 2017   INDIANAPOLIS - The Rev Dr. Andrew Scanlan-Holmes, Senior Pastor of Roberts Park UMC in Indianapolis, and alum of Durham University, has been appointed a Research Fellow of CODEC based in St John’s College of Durham University. CODEC is a research center at Durham University...

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