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Servant-Leader Intern Deidre Thornton, an active student and member of the Wesley Foundation at Tenn. State University, helps student Jonathan learn a new word at the Freedom School at Gordon Memorial United Methodist Church in Nashville, Tenn. College students are trained by the Children's Defense Fund to serve as instructors for students in grades K-12 in Freedom Schools across the nation. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.

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Higher Education & Ministry

'Leading in Crisis' e-panels slated

“Leading in Crisis” is a new series of e-panel discussions produced by the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry. The first on Wednesday, June 17, at 11 a.m. CDT will feature Bishop Ken Carter and Bishop Grant Hagiya discussing “Leading in Crisis: Feeling like you didn’t sign up for this.”

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Members of Benton First United Methodist Church 150 boxes and bags of health kit supplies. Photo by Sue Engle. Courtesy of UMNS.


Developing congregational leaders

Leadership development is vital to a congregation's long-term well-being. Good leaders lead to more effective programs, better outreach and stronger disciples.

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