Relentlessly focused on making disciples of Jesus Christ.

United Methodists are eager to spend less time on internal Church arguments and more time loving God and neighbor. They are are yearning for a bolder vision, a hunger for justice, and commitments to open our arms with an embrace big enough to include all people.

In the aftermath of the actions of the 2019 Special General Conference, and the widespread repudiation of the resulting exclusionary practices harming LGBTQ people and penalties for clergy engaged in pastoral care, the people called United Methodists are searching for a resolution to our conflicts through a process that will lead to a more faithful and effective future.

Through the collaboration of many, including the Uniting Methodists, UMCNext, and Mainstream UMC networks, a faithful, hopeful, and practical set of legislative proposals for action at the 2020 General Conference have been fashioned as the Next Generation UMC Plan.

Uniting Methodists stand with others to encourage careful and prayerful consideration of these sound and achievable steps as together we set the sights of The United Methodist Church on welcoming all persons into the saving fellowship of Jesus Christ and reaching out through unflinching ministries of compassion and justice to transform the world.

Blog posts of support and affirmation:

Making Faithful Choices – UMC Futures

Debates about UMC futures have been intensified by the sharply polarized and conflicted Special Session of General Conference in February 2019, and subsequent responses by many annual conferences. Along with statements of concern and preferences from bishops in Africa...

Next Generation UMC Essentials

The Next Generation UMC Plan envisions a continuing and renewed United Methodist Church that: Welcomes everyone into full participation in the life and ministries of the church.Relentlessly focuses on making disciples of Jesus Christ.Equips persons to live as salt and...

Constructing the Next Generation United Methodist Church

The Next Generation UMC Plan is sponsored by UMCNext and others. It consists of multiple petitions that have been submitted in accordance with the requirements of the Commission on the General Conference for consideration at the next session of General Conference in...

In Support of the Next Generation UMC Plan

Since its inception in 2017, the Uniting Methodists movement has remained steadfast in its commitment to seeking and building unity among the many diverse groups who hold competing visions of the future for The United Methodist Church. Consistent with those values and...

Methodist Slime, Scum, Sloths and Slugs

by James C. Howell I’m one who has urged us United Methodists to be generous listeners, and full of love and respect even when we disagree strongly on homosexuality or other issues. I’m one who is mortified when politicians are ugly toward one another, with vicious...

Uniting Methodists is a movement rather than an organization. As a movement we are striving for greater inclusion and genuine representation in pursuit of shared goals. The statements found on this website represent our current consensus about important questions before the church. We invite suggestions, critique, and engaging conversations from persons across the UMC. The Uniting Methodists Leadership Team views this work as iterative and certain to be added to and enhanced over time.

* Uniting Methodists is a not-for-profit movement made up of members of The United Methodist Church and is not associated in any way with Room for All, Inc., an LGBTQ advocacy organization in the Reformed Church in America.

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