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Pastoral message following Judicial Council rulings

5/3/2019

Bishop Ough urges Minnesota United Methodists to stay together and strong in this in-between time, and to be the leaders and the church God is calling us to be.


Helping your congregation heal after General Conference

4/10/2019

These suggestions are designed to help congregants process what happened at General Conference and focus on being in ministry together.


3 key advisors you should have in your corner

4/8/2019

There are three key advisors that all clergy should have in their corner: a financial planner, an accountant, and an attorney.


Why I stay

4/4/2019

Rev. Cindy Gregorson reflects on why she stays in the denomination at a time when the church seems out of step of what she believes we are called to do and be.


Leading in a time of high conflict

4/2/2019

Rev. Susan Nienaber shares some common patterns and feelings in times of high conflict, as well as some suggestions for healthy ways to channel energy.


Post-GC action and advocacy

3/27/2019

Many are looking for ways to respond to the actions of General Conference. Here are seven suggestions for action and advocacy for those wanting to get involved.


Post-GC 2019 FAQs

3/20/2019

Answers to a wide range of questions that Minnesota clergy asked at the all-clergy gathering on March 15, 2019.


Living and dreaming together

3/15/2019

Let us go forward, trusting in God, relying on the Holy Spirit, and committed to living, leading, and loving well as the body of Christ.


Living and leading together

3/15/2019

A post-General Conference 2019 letter to Minnesota clergy from Bishop Bruce R. Ough.


Preparing for a new season

3/14/2019

In winter, trees shed what's non-essential so new buds can emerge in spring. What would it look like for us to focus on the essentials as we await a new season?


‘For My Sake’: Ash Wednesday message

3/4/2019

“To live and witness as Christ did is to take up these crosses for his sake,” Bishop Ough said in his Ash Wednesday message to Minnesota United Methodists.


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