Nixon First United Methodist Church
Friday, December 14, 2018
A Welcoming Congregation

LINKS

Crossroads District:  Connects with the District Office for this congregation, offering access to schedules and events relevant to the Crossroads District.

Find-A-Church:  Connects with the denomination-wide locator of local congregations.  With descriptions of ministry and activities as well as contact information, this website helps people to find churches where they relocate, or research/contact churches for whatever topic or interest a person may have in that congregation.

ReThink Church:  Connects with the leading edge missional thinking and action of The United Methodist Church.  Conversations, news, involvement possibilities, and background at this site engage young adults, no matter where they are in their relationship with God.  Check everything out!

Rio Texas Annual Conference:  Connects with The Rio Texas Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church, our regional UM authority in over seventy counties in Texas, for programs, administration, news and information about the ministries, learning opportunities, and events in the area where our congregation is located.

South Central Jurisdiction:  Connects with The South Central Jurisdiction (SCJ) of The United Methodist Church, a regional unit that includes the annual conferences in Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Missouri, Arkansas, and Louisiana.  The SCJ holds a quadrennial conference in the July following the General Conference of The United Methodist Church.  At this quadrennial conference, delegates elect bishops to fill episcopal vacancies in annual conferences within the Jurisdiction, assigns bishops to annual conferences within the Jurisdiction, sets the boundaries of annual conferences, and, infrequently, puts two or more annual conferences together to make a single, new annual conference.

The General Board of Church and Society:  Connects with The United Methodist Church's general board that "is defined by its five areas of ministry: (1) Public Witness and Advocacy (2) Administration (3) Ministry of Resourcing Congregational Life, (4)United Nations Ministry, (5) Communications. ...The message of salvation brought by Jesus Christ binds us together as a people and sends us forth to bring healing in the midst of strife, justice in the midst of brokenness, and love in the midst of hate. As United Methodists, we are called to invite people to enter into a community of faith responsive to a vision of justice ministries that is biblically and theologically grounded, and to invite United Methodist congregations to play a prophetic role in bringing God’s vision to reality. Our mission is to advocate the Gospel of Jesus Christ in the church and society."

The General Board of Discipleship:  Connects with the primary resource for discipleship formation of The United Methodist Church, including studies, worship, prayer, and a host of other programs to build up the capacity of individuals and groups for discipleship and principled Christian leadership.

The General Board of Global Ministry:  Connects with The United Methodist Church's general board on ministry throughout the world, including relief, community development, congregational development, and missionaries.

The General Board of Higher Education and Ministry:  Connects with The United Methodist Church's general board which, as the UMC "since its earliest days, has attempted to provide training and support for those who are called into professional ministry and to provide access to church-related higher education to all who desire it. Concern for those areas of our common life led The United Methodist Church to create the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry (GBHEM). It operates on behalf of The United Methodist Church to prepare and assist those whose ministry in Christ is exercised through ordination or the diaconate and to provide general oversight and care for United Methodist institutions of higher education."

The United Methodist Church Online:  Connects with the main online presence of The United Methodist Church, helping folks to learn about and access many administrative and programmatic topics for our denomination.

The Upper Room:  Connects with the main spiritual formation agency of The United Methodist Church, offering access to many spiritual formation/support programs, opportunities, and publications.

United Methodist Communications:  Connects to the resource for many of the print and video resources of The United Methodist Church supporting the entire ministry of the denomination, of interest to both individuals and congregations.

United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR):  Connects to the worldwide disaster and relief arm of The United Methodist Church's General Board of Global Ministry for both mission opportunities and donation of materials, funds, and time.

Training and Support for Caregivers of Older Adults: Morningside Ministries (mmLearn.org):  Connects caregivers of and those in ministry to olders adults to free, quality training and support videos from a leader in geriatric care in the Southwest Texas Annual Conference.  Once at the mmLearn website, click on the "Click here to view our FREE online videos!" button to select and view the desired video.