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 346 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 346 days ago


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   Retired Bishop William Willimon“Part of being in a church is to be with people that you don’t agree with and many of whom you don’t like. As a bishop, I should be the person saying, ‘I’m going to make it as hard as I can for [this division to occur].’”

– Retired Bishop Will Willimon, quoted in the Duke Chronicle, the student newspaper of UMC-related Duke University.

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