The UMCNext coalition has just released a plan that would remove restrictions against same-sex weddings and ordination of LGBTQ clergy. The plan also would let local churches vote to leave the denomination.
The Indianapolis Plan for proposed UMC separation, is being put forward by a group including traditional, progressive, and centrist viewpoints.
Many United Methodist conferences meeting across the United States this summer had passionate discussions about the future of the denomination.
Traditionalist advocates recently met with United Methodist bishops from Africa, Europe and the Philippines to discuss the denomination’s future.
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.
Those supporting the Traditional Plan say the vote was the best way forward, but it’s not a time for celebration.
Passage of the Traditional Plan by GC 2019 prompted both joy and grief among young adults present in St. Louis.
News out of the 2019 General Conference caused pain and uncertainty for many. United Methodist congregations in Michigan offered information and pastoral care.