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Throughout the United States, United Methodist bishops are holding distinctive information and listening sessions for clergy and laity about the Way Forward proposals. more

A Way Forward

Unlike his fellow United Methodists who fear a break-up, the Rev. Morgan Guyton isn't worried about a possible schism in the denomination because he has developed support networks beyond the vaunted "connection." more

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The Rev. Jeremy Smith unpacks the real details of the most recent announcement regarding a court case on a breakaway United Methodist congregation in the Pacific Northwest Annual Conference. more

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Ending weeks of speculation, the bishops confirmed they've asked to UMC's high court to rule on whether alternatives to the Way Forward proposal will be allowed at the 2019 General Conference. more

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The Rev. Vaughn William Thurston-Cox takes issue with claims of the Wesleyan Covenant Association, which recently sent a letter sent to clergy and churches in the Michigan Annual Conference. more

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The Rev. Jason Valendy applies some counsel from a Christian college educator to the situation in The United Methodist Church. more

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Those who claim they are the only ones to solve United Methodism's crisis over sexuality are in reality the same actors who caused the crisis, writes the Rev. Jeremy Smith. more

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Way Foward commissioners complete their report for the Council of Bishops as the church at large awaits results, writes Heather Hahn of United Methodist News Service. more

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After a year and a half of closed-door meetings, the Commission on a Way Forward has finished its recommendation on how to maintain United Methodist unity despite serious internal divisions. more

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Leaders attending the two-day gathering in Dallas March 15-16 included heads of church-related foundations, colleges, seminaries and other institutions that extend the mission of the church. more

A Way Forward

Unlike the devastation of war, conflict indicates there is at least a relationship that is worth working on, writes the Rev. Jason Valendy. more

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Uniting Methodists has announced its support for the One Church model presented by the Commission on A Way Forward and encourages other church members to back the idea as well. more

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Three statements in the past week have disclosed the schismatic intentions of so-called "reform and renewal" groups in The United Methodist Church, writes the Rev. Jeremy Smith. more

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In a follow-up to his previous post on how to support innovation in the UMC, Dr. David W. Scott looks at how evangelical denominations innovate through "organizational multiplication" – making new denominations. more

Global Nature

Of 11 delegates around the world contacted by United Methodist News Service, five from the United States and one from Liberia were willing to give their early impressions of the unity proposals under consideration. more

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There is something profoundly wrong at the heart of The United Methodist Church, contends the Rev. Dr. Christy Thomas. And it is called the Evangelical Takeover. more

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United Methodist bishops can save the denomination from schism if they come up with a truly creative alternative, writes the Rev. Jeremy Smith. more

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Bishop John Yambasu expressed hope “for a revived and transformed United Methodist Church … built on the strong foundations of biblical authenticity.” more

A Way Forward

The Council of Bishops considered the Way Forward models during a meeting in Dallas. more

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