Visit Cokesbury’s new Ministry Resource Center at #arumc17

Cokesbury, the retail and customer service arm of the United Methodist Publishing House, is bringing a new consultative experience to Annual Conference this year: the Cokesbury Ministry Resource Center. Focused on equipping leaders to build disciples, the Ministry Resource Center will offer the opportunity for more personalized consultations with church leaders to better match products with their specific ministry needs. Features of the Ministry Resource Center include: 

• Showcases highlighting new and classic resources ranging from adult and children’s curriculum to church-wide stewardship and Bible studies—all available for review and ordering. 

• A robust selection of additional new titles and best sellers available on-site for immediate purchase featuring Bishop Mueller’s book recommendations, speakers’ books and official UMC resources, new titles and best sellers.  

• Consultation areas where church leaders can meet with trained consultants regarding ministry needs, including studies, curriculum, robes, signs, sanctuary furnishings and more. 

• An ordering kiosk with access to titles unique to the Arkansas Conference, plus resources not included in the Ministry Resource Center.  

• Free shipping on all orders placed at Annual Conference on regularly stocked merchandise. 

“We are excited to bring this new approach to each annual conference,” said the Rev. Brian K. Milford, president and publisher of the United Methodist Publishing House. “In previous years, up to 80 percent of purchases were from only 20 percent of the titles displayed. The new approach will showcase products that are intentionally selected for each location and focused on equipping your church leaders for ministry.”

Cokesbury serves more than 11 million United Methodists worldwide as well as a broad ecumenical audience representing many denominations and independent churches, with books, Bibles, curriculum, worship resources and church supplies—more than 200,000 products—through