Author: Lonnie Brooks Beginning on 23Oct18 the United Methodist Judicial Council will convene its regular session in Zurich, Switzerland, and the meeting will last for four days. There are 14 docket items before the Council at this meeting, and Docket 1018-12 is a request from the UM Council of Bishops for a decision on the constitutionality of the three plans for a way forward that have been … [Read more...] about Analysis of Judicial Council Briefs on Way Forward Proposals
Author: Mainstream UMC The Western Jurisdiction Mission Team just endorsed the One Church Plan. You can read it here. This is significant because they did not endorse the “Simple Plan” which is a plan preferred by many progressives. The lines of demarcation at the 2019 General Conference will not be between “progressives” and “conservatives.” The line of demarcation will be between the … [Read more...] about Why the Western Jurisdiction Mission Team endorsement matters?
Grace and peace in the name of Christ to the people called United Methodist of the Western Jurisdiction. We are the Mission Cabinet of the Western Jurisdiction, composed of your bishops, directors of connectional ministries, and leadership team chair. We speak to you out of a deep love for Christ and Christ’s Church, believing that the church should be “a home for all God’s people, gathered … [Read more...] about The Western Jurisdiction of the United Methodist Church
By: Mark Holland The United Methodist Church is the closest it has been to fracture since the Civil War. We have engaged in over forty years of contentious struggle around human sexuality with no resolution. The 2016 General Conference voted for a new path. The Conference voted to table all legislation related to human sexuality and asked the Council of Bishops to come up with a plan. The … [Read more...] about Campaign to Pass the One Church Plan
We have had many requests for talking points to support the One Church Plan. Please forward this to friends and family and delegates! Mainstream UMC believes the One Church Plan is the Best Option for the United Methodist Church Because: It is faithful to Scripture and the example of the Apostles in Acts 15 of allowing different practices in different mission fields. It has been vetted … [Read more...] about Talking Points for the One Church Plan
We, the Chancellors of the various Annual Conferences of the United Methodist Church, are a group whose members hold diverse beliefs. At a regular meeting of the United Methodist Church Conference Chancellors Association in Atlanta on May 4-5, 2018, we received the statement of the Council of Bishops released on May 4, 2018, and Bishop Kenneth H. Carter, the President of the Council of Bishops, … [Read more...] about Conference Chancellors Association