2012 Restructure

Call to Action/Connectional Table Archive

This section contains articles published prior to the 2012 General Conference regarding United Methodist structure and vitality efforts. It is not currently updated. For current articles please see our Issues main section.



IOT Chicago

United Methodist News Service Photo

The Interim Operations Team brought together some 30 church leaders came together recently in Chicago to discuss how to change the culture of The United Methodist Church. more

Apr 9, 2012 12:19 PM 2012 Restructure 1 Comments

GC Open Letter Signatories

Photo Courtesy of Jeremy Smith

No Large Southern Church Left Behind

The Rev. Jeremy Smith of Hacking Christianity examines the large-church bias behind the recent open letter endorsing the Connectional Table/Interim Operations Team radical restructure proposal for The United Methodist Church. more

Apr 4, 2012 4:07 PM Jeremy Smith 1 Comments

GBHEM Debate

United Methodist News Service photos by Linda Green, GHEM and Mike DuBose

A three-hour debate at the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry elicits some strong opinions about the proposed radical restructure of The United Methodist Church. more

Apr 2, 2012 5:39 PM 2012 Restructure

What Role Should Ethnic Plans Play in the UMC's Future?

Image courtesy of General Commission on Religion & Race

Erin Hawkins, top executive of the General Commission on Religion and Race, interviews leaders of The United Methodist Church's racial-ethnic ministry plans on how they see their programs fitting into the church's future. more

Apr 5, 2012 10:39 AM 2012 Restructure

Call to Action Draws Tough Questions, Resistance

Bishop Minerva Carcaño

United Methodist News Service Photo by Mike DuBose

The Call to Action and the Connectional Table proposal for restructuring general agencies draw tough questions at the Pre-General Conference Briefing in January 2012

Stressed-Out in Tampa


Photo Courtesy of Laurie Haller

GC delegate Laurie Haller hopes United Methodists will be more mission-minded than tourists when they get to Tampa.

Scholar Poses Critical Questions of Call to Action

Thomas E. Frank

Photo Courtesy Wake Forest University

Religion historian Thomas E. Frank critiques the Call to Action and Connectional Table proposals.