Education

Mission and Ministry
Seminary students ask questions during a briefing at the 2016 General Conference in Portland, Ore. A new study looks at the sustainability and contributions of the 13 United Methodist seminaries in the U.S. File photo by Kathleen Barry, UMNS.

Study asks: Are 13 seminaries sustainable?

A new study examines what the 13 United Methodist seminaries contribute and how they fit in the ecosystem of U.S. theological education.
Mission and Ministry
Cesar Lodiha Akoka, a theology student from Congo, helps a woman plant a seedling at Frickis Growth Point in Mutare, Zimbabwe. Akoka is one of several Africa University students working with local United Methodist congregations while studying abroad. Photo by Chenayi Kumuterera, UMNS.

Churches, AU students benefit from cultural exchange

As they host Africa University students from other countries, Zimbabwe church members teach and learn new languages, enriching partnerships.
Young People
Students from Nyadire Primary School harvest fish at The United Methodist Church’s Nyadire Mission in Zimbabwe. The children are learning how to run a fish-breeding business as part of a school project in agriculture. Photo by Chenayi Kumuterera.

Nyadire students share benefits of fish project

United Methodist primary school’s fish-breeding program pays off for students, community in Zimbabwe.
Theology and Education
Students at the Guinter Memorial Secondary school write notes in their classroom. Photo by Richard Fidelis.

Central Nigeria Conference opens new secondary school

Along with a Christian foundation, students — many of whom could not afford government or private schools — prepare for higher education.

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