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UMC Conference leaders: Although we can’t visit directly with you this summer, The Upper Room wants you to stay connected and informed about the latest resources designed especially for intentional discipleship and soul care. COVID-19 was the ultimate curve ball, postponing General Conference, disrupting the important business of annual and central conferences, and changing the way we gather and worship. Yet, our mission remains unchanged and God’s presence is constant. The Upper Room is committed to be your spiritual partner in the days ahead as we navigate a new normal together.

Spiritual Formation in a Digital World

The Upper Room wants to remind you that God meets us where we are. As small groups, leadership meetings, and worship move online, The Upper Room provides digital resources to help you meet with God and connect with others on your phone, tablet, or laptop, while sheltering in place.

New from Upper Room Books

Sign up for The Upper Room Recommends to receive a 25% discount on new titles by UMC leaders, including Extraordinary Ministry in Ordinary Time by Jim Harnish, and A Beginner’s Guide to Practicing Scriptural Imagination by Bishop Ken Carter. Need help starting a relational food ministry? See Five Loaves, Two Fish, Twelve Volunteers.

Resources for Spiritual Wellness During COVID-19

Over the past few months, United Methodists have learned that social distancing does not prevent us from connecting with one another and with God. The Upper Room is here to support churches and pastoral leaders discover new ways to create daily life with God.

The Upper Room daily devotional guide digital edition

If you are unable to pick up a copy of the devotional at church and don’t want to miss a single meditation, be sure to start a 30-day free trial of The Upper Room daily devotional digital edition and join with Christians around the world in daily prayer and devotional practice.

Soul Reset: Breakdown, Breakthrough, and the Journey to Wholeness

Soul Reset, the latest churchwide resource from The Upper Room, is a call to reset and reorder our lives around spiritual practices so that we don’t burn out or break down, especially during difficult days like the ones we are experiencing.

Bilingual Two-Year Academy #42 (English and Spanish)

The Academy for Spiritual Formation offers a sacred space for spiritually hungry pilgrims, whether lay or clergy, that combines academic learning and engagement with a deep experience of spiritual disciplines and disciplined community. Learn more about the upcoming Bilingual Academy, starting August 2021. Now accepting applications.

From the Center

From the Center is a monthly email designed to offer soul care and spiritual practice resources for spiritual leaders.

UMC Lay Servants 2020 Catalog

This year four new courses join the robust curriculum designed for Lay Servant Ministries. Browse the 2020 catalog above for study choices or download a printable PDF.

Compassion is the heartbeat of humanity.

“When we are living in our truest deepest selves we know how to care and connect.”

Register for Practicing Compassion: An Academy Recommends eCourse with Live Practice Sessions led by Dr. Frank Rogers Jr.