Children Matter Most

The Children Matter Most Team is working to assist churches as they care for all children and youth. Please help us to understand how our churches are involved with children and youth so that we can be our best at caring for and making disciples among the children and youth of Indiana.  
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Critical Race Theory Webinar Now Online

On July 12th, Annettra Jones Stephens – Associate Director of Diversity, hosted a webinar focusing on the topic of “Critical Race Theory." Click here to view the webinar recording

Sewing Blessings: How Trinity UMC’s Blankets and Pillowcases are Impacting the Community 

The Blanket Ministry team at Trinity UMC in Rensselaer has been known for sewing and giving quilts as a symbol of comfort and prayer for those who are sick, mourning, recovering from surgery, or celebrating a new baby. 


Save the Date! Clergy Covenant and Learning Day

Pastors are invited to come and gather with colleagues so that together they may continue to Shine in mutual ministry. Mark your calendars now for October 27-28, 2021. This event will be held at St. Luke's UMC in Indianapolis. 

Bishop Yeakel, caring leader, dies at 93

In his more than 70 years of ministry, Bishop Joseph H. Yeakel served a variety of leadership roles, including Council of Bishops president. He later became an advocate for full LGBTQ inclusion. Friends say he took on these roles with humility and compassion. He died July 4 at age 93. 

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Financial lessons for the post-pandemic church

In the aftershocks of the COVID-19 crisis, many churches face a period of financial reckoning. The Rev. Lovett Weems and Ann Michel of the Lewis Center for Church Leadership offer eight tips for helping churches navigate uncharted territory.

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Why do we baptize at different ages?

United Methodists are glad to baptize people at whatever age or stage they come, or others present them, for baptism. There is no time too soon, and no time too late, to begin one’s journey with Christ and life in the power of the Holy Spirit.

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Growing Young Workshop 

August 27 & 28 

At this event, Growing Young co-author Jake Mulder will show pastors and ministry leaders how to position their churches to engage younger generations in a way that breathes vitality, life, and energy into the church.  

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Fresh Expressions Virtual Vision Day 

September 25 

In the midst of a rapidly changing ministry landscape, Fresh Expressions invites you to join us for a day of envisioning the unique ways the Holy Spirit might be inviting you to step deeper into mission.

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Is your church ready to multiply? 

If so, your pastor and a few key laity are invited on an eight-month journey called Track 1, which will help your church move from addition-minded, inward-focused thinking to multiplication-minded, Kingdom-focused thinking. For more information, attend the free session online, July 27 at 7:00 p.m. (ET).

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