Monday, December 9, 2019

GOD KNOWS OUR WORTH

    A certain nurse won the admiration of her entire community with her patience, cheerfulness, and genuine concern for others.  She gave far more of herself than anyone could ever expect.  Her salary was inadequate by any standard.  One day a physician-friend said to her, “Nurse, why don’t you get out of this backward little community and go where they will pay you a decent salary.  God knows you are worth...

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Our Purpose 

 

Confessing faith in Jesus Christ as Son, Savior, and Lord, The Confessing Movement exists to help retrieve and celebrate the Church’s classic biblical and doctrinal identity and to live it out together as followers of Jesus Christ.

This task is critically important in our relativistic age, which insists that every individual come to her or his own personal truth, morality, and understanding of righteousness. Within the United Methodist Church, this situation has often led to the promotion of political ideologies and personal agendas overlaid with religious veneers, positions frequently in opposition to the historic biblical and doctrinal teachings of the faith. 

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November 14, 2019

Eight United Methodist bishops are calling for a new form of unity amid differences over human sexuality that seem to be pushing The United Methodist Church toward a split.

Bishops Scott J. Jones, Eduard Khegay, Michael Lowry and Mark J. Webb, along with retired Bishops Lindsey Davis, Alfred W. Gwinn Jr., Robert E. Hayes Jr. and Young Jin Cho, signed a statement and offered it to the church calling for “deeper conversations r...

November 13, 2019

This summary compares proposals from various groups about the future of The UMC. It does not include plans from individuals. Plans are listed in alphabetical order, left to right. Further details are in the plan documents and legislation. All plans will be open for amendments at General Conference and may be subject to Judicial Council review. This chart may be updated after legislation is published.

Read summary HERE.

November 1, 2019

Legislation setting special provisions for United Methodist churches deciding to leave the denomination took effect immediately at the end of the special General Conference last February, the church’s top court has ruled.

In making that determination, the United Methodist Judicial Council at least temporarily bypassed the assertion from a Commission on General Conference investigation that improper voting meant the vote to subs...

October 30, 2019

A long-simmering investigation into improper voting during General Conference 2019 boiled over Oct. 30 during a public oral hearing held by the United Methodist Judicial Council.

Several members of the denomination’s top court questioned the disciplinary authority of the Commission on General Conference to reach a conclusion — announced in August — that a vote on a disaffiliation petition should be null and void because “credib...

October 16, 2019

 A new website has been created to provide information about the Indianapolis Plan, the contributors, basic provisions and GC Petition.  

www.indyplanumc.org 

September 20, 2019

The deadline to submit legislation to the 2020 General Conference is now in the rearview mirror. So what is ahead?

The coming months will provide a fuller picture of what options will be before delegates when The United Methodist Church’s top lawmaking assembly meets May 5-15 at the Minneapolis Convention Center.
 
A big focus of the coming assembly will be dealing with the fallout of this year’s special General Conference. T...

August 22, 2019

I greet you in the Name of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior!

On behalf of the United Methodist Church family, I welcome you once again to the East Africa Episcopal Area and most specifically to the Kenya - Ethiopia Annual Conference. This is the second time in two (2) years that you have chosen to hold this important meeting in the East Africa Episcopal Area. This is a sign of the confidence you have in the leadership of the Un...

August 12, 2019

The 2019 Special General Conference of The United Methodist Church adopted a new provision of the Book of Discipline, paragraph 2553, providing a process by which local churches could disaffiliate or exit from the denomination, released from the terms of the trust imposed on property of the local church. However, the adoption of the provision is now likely invalid.

At the conclusion of its meeting from August 7-9...

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