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.
Rulings by Judicial Council on actions of the 2019 General Conference have some church members celebrating and some moving on.
Bishop David Bard describes the recent rulings of the Judicial Council of The United Methodist Church and outlines possible next steps between now and the 2020 General Conference in Minneapolis.
The United Methodist Church’s top court meets April 23-26 to review the Traditional Plan and an exit plan adopted by the special 2019 General Conference.
Headline-making decisions by the legislative body of The United Methodist Church will be reviewed next month by the top court.
Passage of the Traditional Plan by GC 2019 prompted both joy and grief among young adults present in St. Louis.
More than 53 percent of General Conference delegates approved the Traditional Plan. What’s still uncertain is how much of the legislation will take effect. Unknown until the Judicial Council rules.
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.
The fall meeting of the Judicial Council will open with oral hearings on a requested “declaratory decision” on three plans created by the special commission.