Wesleyan Covenant Association

There's a lot in common between the vulgarly hilarious musical "Book of Mormon" and the Wesleyan Covenant Association's attitude toward LGBTQI people, writes the Rev. Dr. Christy Thomas. Read more

Christy Thomas

The Rev. Jeremy Smith has recovered evidence of a long-term strategy on the part of Good News to either capture or dissolve The United Methodist Church. Read more

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Wesleyan Covenant Association has formed a 16-member Next Steps Committee, and denies recent assertions that it intends to leave the UMC no matter what the 2019 General Conference decides. Read more

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Mainstream UMC documents plans of the Wesleyan Covenant Association to leave The United Methodist Church no matter what. Read more

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In an essay on the Wesleyan Covenant Association website, the Rev. Joseph F. DiPaolo, a 2019 General Conference delegate, argues that the One Church Plan will merely shift denominational conflict over homosexuality to local churches. Read more

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True Wesleyan holiness is "about experiencing the joy of perfect belonging through our love of God and then spreading that joy to others through our love of neighbor," not just following rules, writes the Rev. Morgan Guyton. Read more

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Centrist and progressive United Methodists need to plan, as the Wesleyan Covenant Association has, for the possibility of The United Methodist Church breaking up, writes the Rev. Bryan Bucher. Read more

A Way Forward

Vice president of Good News and a member of the Wesleyan Covenant Association leadership council, Lambrecht gives his perspectives into the Traditional Plan and Modified Traditional Plans. Read more

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Missions such as campus ministries will suffer greatly if the UMC divides, but the Rev. Morgan Guyton hopes that traditionalists threatening schism will think in terms of mission rather than doctrinal control. Read more

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Don't be fooled by the Wesleyan Covenant Association's announcement about making a "new Methodist movement," because its real goal is the takeover of The United Methodist Church, warns the Rev. Jeremy Smith Read more

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The WCA has thrived on sub rosa telegraphing that shows what they are really up to (despite their denials), while posturing themselves to be ” the only ones who have the truth,” writes the Rev. Dr. Steve Harper. Read more

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Our church and society are permeated with lies, half-truths and deceptions, but the way of Jesus is to tell the truth, writes the Rev. Richard Lowell Bryant. Read more


The Judicial Council didn't endorse any of the three models from the Commission on A Way Forward's report, but ruled on the constitutionality of petitions related to the options. Now comes the strategizing by plan backers. Read more

A Way Forward

Longtime United Methodist leader Lonnie Brooks finds the Rev. Keith Boyette's analysis of the Way Forward Traditionalist plan "important," but it also holds some serious concerns. Read more

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United Methodist bishops in Africa issued a statement Sept. 24 saying they won't back breaking up the church, leading observers elsewhere to wonder what influence their statement would have on the 2019 General Conference. Read more

A Way Forward

Advocates for maintaining church policies on homosexuality are championing their own version of the Traditional Plan while another advocate, offers a plan to dissolve the UMC and create new denominations. Read more

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Petitions from alumnae of UMC-related United Theological Seminary, and UMC-approved Asbury Theological Seminary, repudiate the Wesleyan Covenant Association and support the work of the Way Forward commission, reports the Rev. Jeremy Smith. Read more

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A new book authored by leaders of United Methodist traditionalist caucuses draws criticism from the Rev. Richard Lowell Bryant. Read more

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The Rev. Jeremy Smith shares three misleading claims in a book written by leaders of the traditionalist movement that a United Methodistt Sunday School class identified while studying the book. Read more

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Longtime LGBTQ advocate Dr. Randall Miller counsels United Methodists to be alert to activities by traditionalist forces in the preparations for the 2019 General Conference. Read more

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