Those gathered in Alabama around a Traditionalist church considered a future that’s, “a season of messiness, a season of building, that’s also an opportunity.”
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS…In a meeting last week in Chicago, the North Central Jurisdiction (NCJ) Committee on the Episcopacy and the NCJ College of Bishops have proposed to only elect one bishop during the NCJ Quadrennial Meeting, July 15-18 in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The two groups have agreed to form a task force to make recommendations on… Continue Reading NCJ recommends election of one bishop
The Michigan Conference Board of Laity met and Lay Leader Anne Soles described it as bittersweet. “Bitter that we talk of uncertainty. Sweet in the pulse of new ideas for the pews.”
While the UMC faces a time of change, UMW commits to keep needs of women and children front and center.
Gary E. Mueller, bishop of the Arkansas Annual Conference, talks about how Jesus needs each and every faithful local congregation more than he needs a denomination.
United Methodists have a mission statement but do they have the time and the understanding to take disciple-making and world-transforming seriously? Glenn Wagner says, “Yes!”
Rev. Kennetha Bigham-Tsai, chief connectional officer of The United Methodist Church, is among those sharing thoughts on the new plan for possible separation of The United Methodist Church.
In his first Joyful Journey blog of 2020, Bishop David Bard talks about important tasks before The Michigan Conference of The UMC … ministry work, soul work, and grief work.
On January 3rd, a diverse, 16-member team of church leaders, offered a separation proposal that would preserve The United Methodist Church while allowing traditionalist-minded congregations to form a new denomination.
The Rev. Dr. Roger Ireson provided key leadership in the birthing of Africa University. He reflects on how a century-old vision took shape in Zimbabwe.