Prepare the Way with Advent Resources

Advent - Preapare the Way

Advent marks the beginning of another year in the cycle of Scriptures that presents the narrative of the love of God revealed to the world.

To assist churches “prepare the way of the Lord” (Luke 3:4) United Methodist Church Discipleship Ministries has created the seven-part worship series Prepare the Way: Advent to Epiphany.

Jesus is coming! It is our responsibility to “prepare the way” and get ready. What is your church doing to make a place for Christ to be known in your community?

Download the Prepare the Way worship series.

You can also find Advent books, studies, bulletin covers and other resources through the online Cokesbury store



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A Way Forward Conversation and Prayer Guide


Bishop Malone encourages all clergy and churches to continue to be in conversation and prayer as we seek a Way Forward to maintain and strengthen the unity of The United Methodist Church, and to stay focused on our vision to:

  • be disciples, make disciples and mature disciples of Jesus Christ; 
  • be God’s agents of transformation in our communities and throughout the world;
  • and to be bold and courageous leaders in reaching new people, younger people and a more diverse people.

The Conversation and Prayer Guide for Local Churches resource includes links to suggested readings, hymns, Scripture, summaries of the three plans, questions for conversation, and a 4-minute prayer guide.

Find Guide Here.

Equipping local churches to be, make, and mature disciples of Jesus Christ

Four Areas of Focus

FOUR AREAS OF FOCUS: United Methodists live out our mission to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world through Four Areas of Focus: Engaging in Ministry with the Poor; Improving Global Health; Developing Principled Christian Leaders; and Creating New and Renewed Congregations.

2018 Annual Conference

ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2018 Bearing Fruit that Lasts: Called explored what it means to be called and equipped as followers of Jesus Christ.  Worship services were guided by John 15:13-17 (CEB) while business sessions reinforced our EOC vision. Annual Conference 2018 website

Disaster response

SPECIAL GENERAL CONFERENCE: Delegates will meet February 23-26, 2019 in St. Louis, Missouri for a special session of General Conference. The purpose of the special session is to act on a report from the Commission on a Way Forward and recommendations from the Council of Bishops.

Pathways to Ministry

PATHWAYS TO MINISTRY: All Christians are ministers called to service.  As you explore God’s call on your life, the resources on the Pathways to Ministry pages can help you discern your call to be ordained clergy or your call to the ministry of the laity.

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