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.
Relationships — between individuals, nations, churches, or denominations — are complex. Jack Harnish explores the difficulties United Methodists now face.
Conversations about the future of The UMC are quietly occurring among leaders after General Conference underscored deep divisions over homosexuality.
“There are numerous, intended or unintended, consequences of any kind of schism or splinter of The United Methodist Church,” says Rev. John Harnish.
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.
The Wesley Covenant Association’s 2,500 members held their first global legislative assembly on November 2, 2018 and passed four resolutions.
When the evangelical group met in Texas mid-October, they praised and put strategizing on hold.
The second meeting of the Wesley Covenant Association took place last week in Memphis.
Bishop David Bard had conversation with leaders of the newly forming Wesley Evangelical Association.