Author: Rev. Dr. Mark R. Holland, Clergy Delegate, Great Plains Annual Conference. Executive Director, Mainstream UMC.
If we the delegates cannot trust our Bishops, we need to take a long look in the mirror.
Our Bishops were once chosen by our annual conferences to serve with us as delegates.
Our Bishops were lifted up for candidacy by us the delegates.
Our Bishops were interviewed by us the delegates.
Our Bishops were elected by us the delegates.
Our Bishops were appointed to serve in our annual conferences by us the delegates.
Our Bishops were asked to lead at GC 2016 by us the delegates.
Our Bishops’ plan for the Commission on a Way Forward was accepted at GC 2016 by us the delegates.
Our Bishops appointed 9 Bishops, 5 delegates, and 5 reserve delegates to serve among the 32 persons on the Commission on a Way Forward to help craft the One Church Plan.
Our Bishops voted by nearly 2/3 margin to support the One Church Plan.
Who are you going to trust at GC 2019 in St. Louis?
Are you going to trust the self-appointed fear-mongers who are forming a new denomination?
Are you going to trust our Bishops, whom we the delegates chose to lead us?
I trust our Bishops. I am voting for our One Church Plan.
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Read our latest Newsletter: “Gracious Staying” https://mainstreamumc.com/documents/newsletter/2019-01-11theDelegate.pdf
Visit our Bishops’ Website about the One Church Plan: https://onechurchplan.org/
Watch Rob Renfroe’s negative video criticizing our Bishops: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I9LiPKcXA60
Read about the WCA’s plans for their new denomination: https://mainstreamumc.com/blog/wca-details-departure/
Read WCA President, Keith Boyette’s petition to dissolve the UMC: https://mainstreamumc.com/documents/GC2019AdvanceDailyChristianAdvocate/196-236-Other51Petitions.pdf