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 the proposed ‘one church model’ is adopted (without a move to a congregational form of governance).”
Adolf Hansen is Theologian in Residence, St. Luke’s United Methodist Church in Indianapolis, Indiana, and Senior Scholar and Vice President Emeritus, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary in Evanston, Illinois. Hansen holds a M.Div. degree from New York Theological Seminary and a Ph.D. from Northwestern University. More information is available at www.adolfhansen.com. Hansen is the author of Is It Time? Helping Laity and Clergy Discuss Homosexuality One Question at a Time (Abingdon, 2017), which is available at Cokesbury.com.