Many United Methodist conferences meeting across the United States this summer had passionate discussions about the future of the denomination.
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.
General Conference delegates spent Monday, February 25, as a legislative committee debating four major plans. The Traditional Plan was the only one to advance for action in Tuesday’s plenary session.
Petitions meant to address pensions and the Traditional Plan topped the list of priorities for what General Conference delegates will work on in their legislative committee reconvening on February 25.
Delegates prepare. Bloggers write. Panels discuss. Congregations pray. All leading up to the 2019 General Conference now ten days away.
In this month’s blog, The Joyful Journey, Bishop David A. Bard remembers a Grammy-winning song and views the 2019 General Conference as a tapestry rich in the love of God.
A series of podcasts by United Methodist bishops, who support the One Church Plan, may be found on the One Church Plan website. Listen to Bishop David Bard and others.
Your church can create a listening session about issues going to the 2019 General Conference. A Tool Box is available for your use.
As the crucial meeting looms in February 2019, ‘team captains’ of conference delegations are well aware of church’s hopes, fears.
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.