Arkansas United Methodist

The Arkansas United Methodist is the monthly publication of the Arkansas Conference, designed to bring the good news of the faith and witness of United Methodists across our state.

Empowerment

“That nail gun changed my life,” said Nicole Ross. I’m not sure this was the target transformation that most of the leadership team wanted to achieve. However, it was an indicator of a great life skill that all the college campers of the 2019 Ozark Mission Project...

A letter from the bishop

Dear Sisters and Brothers, We are only weeks from the Special Session of General Conference in St. Louis Feb. 24-26. I must confess, I don’t know what’s going to happen. Just as I don’t know what it will mean here in Arkansas. Or how you’re going to react. Like you,...

What comes next still matters

This month, the long-awaited Special Session of General Conference takes place, and most of the folks I interact with on a regular basis are – understandably – very nervous. The Commission on a Way Forward, at the direction of the Council of Bishops, have come up with...

Rev. Clark has lifetime of preparation for UMFA role

Rev. J. Wayne Clark may have been born in Dallas, Texas, but his true roots are found in the Arkansas United Methodist Church. During his youth in Arkansas, Wayne was very active at First UMC, Malvern, Camp Tanako, and served in youth leadership roles as the President...