When United Methodist communicators around the globe voted on the most significant events in the denomination in 2020, COVID-19 and the grief it has caused was named the top story of the year.
With the 2020 General Conference 13 weeks away, United Methodists visited Nashville last week for a preview of what’s ahead.
Rev. Kennetha Bigham-Tsai, chief connectional officer of The United Methodist Church, is among those sharing thoughts on the new plan for possible separation of The United Methodist Church.
The denomination’s Connectional Table proposes major legislation with the goals of easing the burden of U.S. business on General Conference, and giving U.S. churches parity with those in central conferences.
The view of a General or Jurisdictional delegate focuses largely on politics of voting. But God’s Word informs these decisions.
On July 10 UM News released a report of a “New Form of Unity,” proposed by Bishops David Bard (Michigan) and Scott Jones (Texas). Read the report and more comments from Bishop Bard.
U.S. annual conferences elected more delegates opposed to the Traditional Plan, but traditionalists estimate they still have the majority overall for General Conference 2020.
The Michigan Annual Conference celebrated Bold and Effective Leadership, and now moves forward — with wisdom, courage, and heart — for mission and ministry in a changing world.
The United Methodist General Conference is coming to Minneapolis in May of 2020, and The Michigan Conference will be there.
As conversations happen across The United Methodist Church about possible splits, the Connectional Table wants a place at the table.