Council of Bishops asks the Judicial Council, UMC’s top court, to rule on five questions related to the Traditional Plan.
The Council of Bishops began its spring meeting May 6 amid conversations around the denomination about possibly splitting the church.
The Council of Bishops has concluded its meeting and is offering both a pastoral word and prophetic questions about decisions of the 2019 General Conference.
Conversations about the future of The UMC are quietly occurring among leaders after General Conference underscored deep divisions over homosexuality.
The Praying Our Way Forward Team shares details of the Day of Prayer that opens the General Conference in St. Louis, Missouri, February 23, 2019. The event will be live-streamed.
Your church can create a listening session about issues going to the 2019 General Conference. A Tool Box is available for your use.
United Methodist bishops say they want to provide information to help delegates preparing for the 2019 General Conference. Since its introduction the new site has received both pushback and support.
A Judicial Council review of possible plans for the future direction of The UMC found One Church Plan largely constitutional.
Top court urged during hearing to rule in advance on constitutionality of legislation to come before special 2019 General Conference.
Two other possible amendments — promoting women’s equality and inclusion in the church — fell short of required votes.