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Council of Bishops follows tradition with letter to the church

May 24, 2016

Reviving a tradition that is more than a century old, the United Methodist Council of Bishops sent this letter today to the people of The United Methodist Church following the 2016 General Conference, held in Portland, Oregon, May 10-20. The...

BWC members inspired at Exponential Conference

May 23, 2016

More than 30 clergy and lay members from the Baltimore-Washington Conference attended Exponential 2016, an ecumenical conference for church planters in Orlando, Fla.

Exponential Conference focuses on Level Five chuches

May 23, 2016

What happens when local church leaders from the Baltimore-Washington Conference immerse themselves in learning how to plant new churches? Hopefully, multiplication.

Fasten your seat belt – thoughts on Exponential 2016

May 23, 2016

After fumbling to get my seat belt fastened on the plane, I was ready to go to Orlando, Florida, to attend the Exponential Conference at First Baptist Church.

Multiplication, discipleship and relationships at Exponential 2016

May 23, 2016

Exponential 2016, a three-day event held in Orlando, Fla., drew more than 5,000 church planters from around the world, including more than 30 people from the Baltimore-Washington Conference.

May 20 wrap-up: Budget passes, with increase

May 21, 2016

General Conference delegates on May 20 approved a general church budget of $604 million for 2017-2020, a slight increase over the $603.1 million approved at the 2012 General Conference.

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