“We need to settle ourselves down and breathe and allow the breath of God to take us to this next stage,” said Bishop Thomas Bickerton, regarding complaints and church closings.
The WCA has released a first draft of Doctrines and Discipline, toward the possible creation of a new, traditionalist church.
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.
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.
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.
A newly formed orthodox group faces questions about its purpose as The UMC’s homosexuality debate moves ahead.