What Are the Differences Among the Five Exit Plans?

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Individual Exit Plan

There are those who are patiently waiting for the results of the Special Conference. Passage of OCP would better define the direction of the UMC. If the 'can is kicked down the road' and there are no decisions, that would define the lack of direction for the UMC. Either way, it is better for me to activate my own exit plan and wish the best for the UMC.

Bill Bond 68 days ago

Fiscal mismanagement

People donated money to the United Methodist Church for mission and ministry, not to fund “exit” paths for people to leave the denomination. Generous tithes and widows mites were given in good faith. Giving away reserve funds seems like fiscal malfeasance, subject to legal action, and contrary to faithful stewardship. If UMC wants to give away exit funds, it should start a fundraising campaign, not steal funds that were designated for other purposes. The 2019 General Conference is in danger of fiscal, ethical, and legal mismanagement. Who is asking the questions or raising these warnings? The church is not free to misappropriate money and those that do are morally and legally culpable.

Donald Messer 68 days ago


Notable Quotes   


     "Personally, I just want the infighting and the time and energy this issue has taken away from the church to be in mission and evangelism to end. If it means an amicable parting, then so be it. Sad as that may be I have to believe that it is God’s will and not mine."

– Rev. Terry L. Tilton, Chisholm (Minn.) United Methodist Church, writing in the Hibbing (Minn.) Daily Tribune.

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