Way Forward report released in all four official languages of General Conference

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The final report of the Commission on a Way Forward has been released in English, French, Portuguese and Swahili; all four official languages of the General Conference.  The report will be presented to the 2019 Special Session of General Conference. Subject to final copy editing, the report will be printed in the […]

Path 1 Hispanic Ministry Training sets training session dates for fall

The Path 1 training event for this fall will be focused on creating new congregations of Spanish-speaking and Hispanic United Methodists. This year’s training session, which follows the Lay Missionary Planting Network Curriculum, will consist of 10 sessions that encourage participants to consider how they are called to help plant new Hispanic United Methodist congregations. The […]

Commission on a Way Forward releases final videos for 2019 General Conference

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Commission on a Way Forward has released the final two videos of a series that the Commission hopes will inform The United Methodist Church on its processes and work done during the 18-month period of its meetings and deliberations. The Commission has released a total of ten videos in this series […]

Lydia Patterson Institute interns serving churches in Texarkana, Fort Smith

LITTLE ROCK, ARK. (July 20, 2018) – Three Lydia Patterson Institute (LPI) interns are working in Arkansas congregations this summer thanks to $1,500 grants to support each internship from the United Methodist Foundation of Arkansas. The interns are students or recent graduates of the college preparatory school in El Paso, Texas, supported by our South […]

YOUTH 2019 early registration begins for youth and leaders

NASHVILLE, Tenn. July 16, 2018 – Discounted early-bird registration is underway for YOUTH 2019, the national gathering for United Methodist youth and their leaders next year in Kansas City that promises four days of discipleship, worship, Bible study, service opportunities and life-changing fun. YOUTH 2019, with the theme Love Well, will feature big-name musical artists, […]

Welcome to the all-new ARUMC.org website!

NOTE: We are aware that some people are having issues accessing docs.arumc.org and the Conference Children’s Ministries (kidz.arumc.org) websites. We have fixed the issue, and the changes should be public within the next few hours. We thank you for your patience. Welcome to the new Arkansas Conference website! This website has been several years in […]

Arkansas United Methodist newspaper of 138 years moves to digital format

LITTLE ROCK, ARK. (July 13, 2018) – The Arkansas Conference of the United Methodist Church announced at its Annual Conference last month that the Arkansas United Methodist newspaper will discontinue being printed following the July 2018 issue. The newspaper was first published in 1880, as the Arkansas Methodist by Rev. John W. Boswell of Morrilton, […]

UMC bishops praise God for the release of three missionaries from Philippines

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The bishops of The United Methodist Church are praising God that all three of the young UMC missionaries detained by in the Republic of the Philippines have been allowed to leave that country and are now safely reunited with their families.  American Adam Shaw reached his parents’ home in Brunswick, Ohio, on July […]