One Matters

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Every year, Discipleship Ministries partners with Annual Conferences (AC) by offering the One Matters Award (OMA) to one eligible congregation at each Annual Conference. The award, consisting of a commemorative plaque and a check for $1,000.00 (one thousand dollars), is delivered to the congregation during the annual conference session.

OMA has a strong focus on making disciples because, by integrating into the church body, the individual may experience the personal transformation to potentially engage in the church’s mission for the transformation of the world. While most Discipleship Ministries Programs focus on existing members, OMA focus on new members. After all, ONE Matters.

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Read About One Matters Churches

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First UMC, San Jose, Shares God’s Love with Congregation, Community

“First United Methodist Church welcomes anyone with open arms and no judgment,” said Senior Pastor Gerardo Vazquez-Padilla.

Receiving the One Matters Award during the 2023 California-Nevada Annual Conference, the downtown San Jose church reported fifteen professions of faith and two baptisms in 2022.

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Three-Point Charge in Minnesota Embraces its Neighbors

Pastor John Scheuer serves a three-point charge in Minnesota – Hill City, Moose Lake, and Cromwell United Methodist churches.

In 2023, Hill City, Moose Lake, and Cromwell UMCs received the One Matters Award from Discipleship Ministries. The recognition honors United Methodist churches that are making new disciples of Jesus Christ.

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New World UMC Thrives on Sharing the Gospel

“There may be a miracle just around the corner that will bring new life to your congregation,” said the Rev. Dr. Edgar Bazan. He is senior pastor of the 180-member New World United Methodist Church in Garland, Texas, part of the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex.

In 2022, New World UMC reported three baptisms, fifteen professions of faith, and seven members joining from other congregations. The church was honored with the One Matters Award from Discipleship Ministries.

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