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.
Call to Action/Connectional Table Restructure
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 »
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 »
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 in Call to Action/Connectional Table Restructure
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 in Call to Action/Connectional Table Restructure
Call to Action Draws Tough Questions, Resistance
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
Photo Courtesy Wake Forest University
Religion historian Thomas E. Frank critiques the Call to Action and Connectional Table proposals.