• Of the Wheat or the Weed?: A Young Adult Devotion

    By: Holli Long He put before them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven may be compared to someone who sowed good seed in his field; 25but while everybody was asleep, an enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat, and then went away…The slaves said to him, ‘Then do you want us to go and Continue Reading... more »

  • United Methodist Young People Urge Denomination to Promote Unity

    MANILA, Philippines July 20, 2014/GBOD – United Methodist young people from around the world have urged leaders of the denomination to “seek solutions that promote our global unity” and not be divided by issues such as homosexuality. The Global Young People’s Convocation & Legislative Assembly, attended by more than 300 youth, young adults, and observers, Continue Reading... more »

  • Update 4 from the Global Young People’s Convocation

    In our fourth video update from the Global Young People’s Convocation and Legislative Assembly, we hear about how young people are impacting the world around them in multiple ways. First, we hear from Dr. Timothy Bias, General Secretary of the General Board of Discipleship. Dr. Bias explains how young people at the convocation have the Continue Reading... more »

  • Update 3 from the Global Young People’s Convocation

    As the people of the Philippines begin the cleanup from Typhoon Rammasun (Glenda), the delegates of the Global Young People’s Convocation and Legislative Assembly continue their work of Holy Conferencing. In today’s update video, we hear from two adults about what the Convocation means for them. First, we hear from Bishop Warned Brown of the Continue Reading... more »

  • Update 2 from the Global Young People’s Convocation

    After the disruptions caused by Typhoon Rammasun, the delegates and guests of the Global Young People’s Convocation and Legislative Assembly have moved to the Island Cove center in Manilla. Youth and Young Adults from around the world, as well as staff from the General Board of Discipleship and Young People’s Ministries, have pulled together over Continue Reading... more »

Devotions

  • Of the Wheat or the Weed?: A Young Adult Devotion

    By: Holli Long He put before them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven may be compared to someone who sowed good seed in his field; 25but while everybody was asleep, an enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat, and then went away…The slaves said to him, ‘Then do you want us to go and Continue Reading... more »

  • On Stormy Weather and Dead Batteries: A Young Adult Devotion

    By: Holli Long Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. – Psalm 119:105 It’s an all too familiar scenario. The storm clouds roll in, the wind begins to howl, and the echoes of thunder become closer with each flash of lightning. These quick storms, so typical of late Continue Reading... more »

  • Lessons from the Algebra Classroom: A Young Adult Devotion

    By: Holli Long “But to what will I compare this generation? It is like children sitting in the marketplaces and calling to one another,17 ‘We played the flute for you, and you did not dance; we wailed, and you did not mourn.’ 18 For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, ‘He has Continue Reading... more »

Job Openings

  • Director of Student Ministries, First UMC, Alexandria, Louisiana

    First United Methodist Church of Alexandria, Louisiana, a growing congregation averaging 270 in worship, is seeking a full-time Director of Student Ministries. The Director of Student Ministries shall be a committed disciple of Jesus Christ with a passion to help students and their families connect, grow, and serve by establishing and overseeing an effective ministry Continue Reading... more »

  • Full-Time Director of Youth Ministries, Hayes Barton UMC, Raleigh, North Carolina

    HAYES BARTON UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, a Christ-centered, traditional 3,100-member congregation in Raleigh, North Carolina, is looking for an energetic and creative full-time Director of Youth Ministries. Building on a current core group of about 200 active youth, the Director will be responsible for leading and expanding a program that will inspire and launch discipleship for Continue Reading... more »

  • Director of Youth Ministries, Bellville UMC, Bellville, Texas

    Bellville United Methodist Church, a church averaging 250-280 in worship, located 50 minutes west of Houston and an hour from College Station, Texas, is looking for a full-time Director of Student Ministries. Qualified candidates must have at least a Bachelor’s Degree and 3-5 years of ministry experience with a proven track record for leading a Continue Reading... more »