An Open Book Process

An Open Book Process

As followers of the One who promised, “You shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free” (John 8:32), we eagerly seek the truth. We are deeply concerned that any possible irregular or unethical actions in delegate elections, preparations, credentialing, or...
Preparing our Hearts and Minds for General Conference 2019

Preparing our Hearts and Minds for General Conference 2019

By Bishop Bruce R. Ough, Dakotas-Minnesota Area of The United Methodist Church. This was originally published as a letter to the Dakotas and Minnesota Conferences. Friends in Christ in the Dakotas-Minnesota Area, I greet you in the grace, peace and unity of our Lord...
A Plea for Courage, Faith & Love at General Conference

A Plea for Courage, Faith & Love at General Conference

by Rev. James Howell, Senior Pastor of Myers Park United Methodist Church As I’m packing to go to St. Louis for General Conference, my mood oscillates. Part of me feels like Caleb and Joshua, acknowledging there are giants in the land but also surprising, sumptuous...
Ordination and Connectionalism in the One Church Plan

Ordination and Connectionalism in the One Church Plan

by Bishop J. Lawrence McCleskey (Retired) In what is arguably one of the most significant rulings ever made by the United Methodist Judicial Council, virtually all of the One Church Plan proposed to the upcoming special session of the General Conference was ruled to...
Making Space for Love, Joy, Peace…

Making Space for Love, Joy, Peace…

Dear Friends, Psalm 132 captures David’s desire to build “a place for the Lord, a dwelling place for the Mighty One.” (Psalm 132:4-5) One of the challenges in our media-saturated, 24-hour-cable-connected, Facebook-Twitter-addicted culture is to create space for God...
One Church Plan Comparison Chart

One Church Plan Comparison Chart

The One Church Plan provides a generous unity that gives conferences, churches and pastors unique flexibility to reach their missional context without disbanding the connectional nature of The United Methodist Church. In the One Church Plan, no annual conferences,...
Commission’s Legislative Proposals

Commission’s Legislative Proposals

The report of the Commission on a Way Forward and the related legislative proposals are now posted publicly on the Judicial Council website. Uniting Methodists strongly support the One Church Plan which the majority of both the Commission and the Council of Bishops...
A Way Forward

A Way Forward

by Bishop Robert Schnase (originally posted on the Rio Texas Conference blog, en español aquí and used by permission) Dear Friends, Grace and peace to you in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Two weeks ago, the Council of Bishops received the final report from the...
“I Believe I Am Being Led By The Holy Spirit”

“I Believe I Am Being Led By The Holy Spirit”

This resource is an abbreviated version of a longer booklet written by Rev. Dr. Adolf Hansen. As Dr. Hansen describes in the booklet’s addendum, this version demonstrates “one way United Methodist laity and clergy might carry out their responsibilities if...

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