Listening and learning around the tables at Edmonds UMC

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Last weekend, nearly 200 people packed into the fellowship hall at the United Methodist Church in Edmonds, Washington for the third Table Talks conversation...

Crossing the Finish Line at Lazy F Camp

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Dave Burfeind and Alan Rogstad provide an update on the ongoing construction of a new dining hall at Lazy F Camp and Retreat Center....

GCAH: 2018 Marks the beginning of a Jubilee for United Methodists

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Did you know that 2018 marks the 50th year anniversary of The United Methodist Church? In the newsletter for the General Commission on Archives and History, General Secretary Rev. Fred Day looks back to this pivotal moment in 1968 (in the church and the nation), and the hope enunciated by Albert Outler that the #UMC would be a "bold choice of unity in the face of the surrounding chaos."

insideout: What if we focused on abundance?

Revs. William (Bill) Gibson and David Valera have teamed up to produce a new video series called insideout which aims to inspire people to...

Construction progresses on new dining hall at Lazy F, great time to get involved

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Rev. David Valera stopped by Lazy F Camp and Retreat Center to get a report from camp director Dave Burfeind on how construction is going on the new dining hall and plaza. In this video, Burfeind gives us a tour of the site, a timeline for the construction, and a pitch for your involvement in bringing the project home.

insideout: Dispelling the Myth of Best Practices

This episode of insideout explores the essential role of deep listening in fostering true innovation, and what that means for a church often fixated on ‘best practices.’ According to Rev. Dr. William (Bill) Gibson, “it’s a mistake to think that a best practice is a silver bullet answer for a declining church that lacks innovation and creativity.”

Insideout: Discover, Claim, Live

  Revs. William (Bill) Gibson and David Valera have teamed up to produce a new video series which aims to inspire people to see the...

‘A Place at the Table’ update from Lazy F Camp

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Dave Burfeind, director of Lazy F Camp and Retreat Center outside Ellensburg, Wash., provides an update on the construction of a new dining hall....

Call to the church to observe Global Migration Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017

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Brothers and Sisters of The United Methodist Church, Grace and peace to you in the compassionate name of our Lord Christ Jesus. I write to you on...

2017 Clergy Age Report Shows Decrease in Number of Young Elders

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WASHINGTON, DC – The trend of a modest but steady increase in the number of clergy under 35 has stalled, according to the Clergy...

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