The Council of Bishops has pulled back from its plan to hold a one-day virtual General Conference in May 2021. Council President Cynthia Fierro Harvey says more listening and discernment are ahead.
As legislative proposals continue on hold, the future of The United Methodist Church has lately been the subject of statements and opinion pieces from across the globe.
Sermons are powerful but words combined with a melody “stick with us,” says Zebulon M. Highben, director of Music at Duke University Chapel. What’s a song that sticks with you?
The Council of Bishops wants to postpone electing any new bishops in the U.S. and slow down adding more bishops in Africa.
Wearing masks, social distancing, and taking temperatures are “new normal” practices in churches in Africa as well as the U.S. as the coronavirus pandemic continues.
Liberia’s General Conference delegates are mandated to work for changes in the financial aspects of the Protocol and lower the percentage of votes needed for a conference to leave The UMC.
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.
Issues before the 2020 General Conference in Minneapolis have a history dating back to the 1972 General Conference in Atlanta. Click here for an interactive timeline.
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.
Directors of the Board of Global Ministries express pain over the divide that has occurred since the special General Conference.