Not really news. The United Methodist Church continues to shrink in the United States even as it grows in Africa and other places around the globe. At 12 million, we are but a drop in the Christian ocean, but if you looked on a world map for places where United Methodism is growing and vibrant, you would look outside the United States.
With the interest our denominational leaders have in boosting vitality and growth in the church, I wonder if we will study what is working in Africa to help guide our thinking about what has gone wrong in the United States.
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