The Wesleyan Covenant Association (WCA) recently held its fourth global gathering, drawing about 1,000 to Asbury UMC in Tulsa, Oklahoma with another 2,000 watching by simulcast.
Legislation setting special exit provisions for any United Methodist churches that want to leave the denomination took effect last February, the church’s top court has ruled.
Bishop David Bard brings into clearer focus some aspirational actions taken by the 2019 Michigan Annual Conference, as the journey toward GC2020 continues to move forward.
Many United Methodist conferences meeting across the United States this summer had passionate discussions about the future of the denomination.
Will the denomination act toward schism or splinter? The author says it’s still too soon to tell what might happen. He urges careful consideration of consequences.
Council of Bishops asks the Judicial Council, UMC’s top court, to rule on five questions related to the Traditional Plan.
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.
Traditionalist advocates recently met with United Methodist bishops from Africa, Europe and the Philippines to discuss the denomination’s future.
The Council of Bishops began its spring meeting May 6 amid conversations around the denomination about possibly splitting the church.
Rulings by Judicial Council on actions of the 2019 General Conference have some church members celebrating and some moving on.