Perkins Forges Agreement with National Nonprofit Project Transformation

Dallas (SMU) — Perkins School of Theology has established a partnership with the nonprofit Project Transformation National to provide a preferred pathway for Project Transformation interns and alumni considering a graduate theological education at Perkins. Craig C. Hill, Dean of Perkins, and Eric Lindh, CEO of Project Transformation National, signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) […]

The Vine of NWA
A New Church Concept Takes Root in Centerton

The church has an image problem. The Vine of Northwest Arkansas, a new church concept launching out of the Arkansas Conference of the United Methodist Church, is looking to fix that image problem. “We’re looking to be a different kind of mission and church for the community in Northwest Arkansas,” said the Rev. Jeff Jackson, […]

Sharing God’s Hope With Children and Their Families at Methodist Family Behavioral Hospital

contributed by Amy Shores, Director of Pastoral Care, Methodist Family Health According to, “Methodist Behavioral Hospital in Maumelle is home to the acute (short-term) and subacute (longer-term) inpatient programs in the Methodist Family Health continuum of care. Methodist Behavioral Hospital offers the most intensive level of care in our continuum.” As the director of pastoral care, I […]

Q&A w/ Michael Bolin

Tell me about yourself: Where you’re from, where you live now, where you went to school, your previous job, etc. I was born in North Little Rock at the old Memorial Hospital by Fort Roots Hospital. I graduated high school from Central Arkansas Christian. I have a permanent home in Antioch but reside in Green […]

Williams Named 2019 Fuller Few Scholarship Winner

contributed by Haley Walker Klein, UMFA A Texas family established a seminary scholarship with The United Methodist Foundation of Arkansas to honor loved ones who have pastored in our state. The Allen Asbury and Roberta Fuller Few Memorial Scholarship “awards funds to Arkansas students attending United Methodist seminaries and who desire to answer a call […]

South Central Jurisdiction Convocation of Archivists 2019

On October 11-12, 2019, the South Central Jurisdiction of the UMC’s Convocation of Archivists will be held at at Centenary College of Louisiana. This year’s Convocation of Archivists is hosted by Centenary College of Louisiana’s Archives and Special Collections and the Louisiana Conference of The United Methodist Church’s Commission on Archives and History. The event […]

Arkansas PAUMCS Holds Annual Event for Church Administrators

contributed by Sam Pierce The biggest goal for the organizers of the annual Professional Administrators of the United Methodist Connectional Structure is for it to be used as a networking opportunity for administrators all across Arkansas.  “To realize, that they are not alone in their job,” AR PAUMCS president Kathy Bracke said. “We are pretty […]

Experience New Cultures by Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month at Your Church

contributed by Lupita Chavarria, Associate Pastor at St. Andrew, Geyer Springs UMC Below is the Spanish version of the story. For the English version, scroll down to the bottom of the post. En Estados Unidos celebramos el Mes de la Herencia Hispana-Latina para dedicar un mes completo a la celebración de la contribución que la […]