Called to be a unifying, clarifying voice in a divided conversation & polarized culture*

New Ways for Making Room for All

The Uniting Methodists movement is animated by a vision of The United Methodist Church as a body of faithful disciples who are united in their commitment to the primacy of scripture, the historic affirmations of the Christian faith in the Wesleyan tradition, and the mission of making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.

The actions in St. Louis ignited a strong and widespread reaction of concern and rejection of the punitive measures adopted at the Special Session of General Conference. As a result, we need a different way of sharing in common mission wherever and whenever we can, but also for ordering ministry in ways that better reflect the calling and commitments of people with contrasting understandings.

 

An outpouring of support since General Conference:

New Ways for Making Room for All

The Uniting Methodists movement is animated by a vision of The United Methodist Church as a body of faithful disciples who are united in their commitment to the primacy of scripture, the historic affirmations of the Christian faith in the Wesleyan tradition, and the...

Faithful Minnesota United Methodists Speak Out

by Rev. Carol Zaagsma Soon after the Special Session of General Conference 2019, a group of clergy and laity gathered with the common belief that the Traditional Plan does great harm to the witness of The United Methodist Church. Minnesota Methodists was created as a...

“I Dreamed a Dream” of the United Methodist Church

by Rev. Dr. James C. Howell “When the Lord restores Zion’s fortunes, we should be like dreamers” (Psalm 126:1, in Robert Alter’s translation). I’ve been dreaming a lot lately: anxiety-rooted dreams during the night (while asleep or lying awake), and more hopeful...

Uniting Methodists Step Forward

Moving On We United Methodists have challenging work to do as we distinguish between essentials and non-essentials and define what is important in our witness, what is indispensable in our mission, and how we’ll organize and govern our common life. Following the...

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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