Connectional Table Approves Legislation Creating New U.S. Structure



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"Traditionalists do get it"

It is inevitable that the UMC will split, how painful and destructive that will be depends on how civil things can be discussed and split in an acceptable manner to all involved. Traditionalists can NOT be part of a church, that in our view, promotes a false narrative of scripture and going away from bible teachings. To think just moving around will justify and make anyone want to stay is absurd. There will be no winners or losers, but there will be a split one way or another because this nonsense cannot continue. If there is any hope of bringing others to Jesus, leaders on all sides must come together and agree to a split.

Lynn more than 2 years ago

Traditionalists Don't Get It

The Traditionalists on this thread don't get that if there is a break nothing will be left but a couple hundred WCA Congregations. They can't fund the current ministries with a US based funding system and there is no guarantee that the central conferences that depend on the money and voluteers will just accept losing this to support the WCA. I don't see how the Traditionalists win in any scenario.
That is their goal afterall to win politically.

eric more than 2 years ago

Moving chairs.

Just more moving chairs on the titanic. You can't get around the fact that the sides are irreconcilable. One side wants to affirm and teach apostolic christianity; one side wants to be something other than that. It appears that they are trying to find a way to gerrymander american traditional believers out of the umc.

td more than 2 years ago

Chairs on the Titanic

What we pew peasants are seeing is a rearranging of the Titanic deck chairs.

Thank you

Richard Hicks more than 2 years ago

Connections Table

The dinosaurs are to be commended for their work


Half measures won’t do because

The LGBTQQII+ folks demand total acceptance in a totalitarian UMC


The anti LGBTQQII folks don’t want anything to do with LGBTQQII

Thank you

Richard F Hicks more than 2 years ago

Maybe um-insight needs larger print?

No matter which side you ask, there can be no "connection" when neither side wants to connect. In fact, I believe the overwhelming desire is to DISCONNECT, as soon as possible. Would larger print help the elites see that?

Reese more than 2 years ago

The Institutional preservationists are at it again

Those who operate the denomination’s bureaucracy apparently can not envision a solution that does not maintain the unworkable “connection” between diametrically opposed theologies and world views that has brought us to the current impasse. We need legislation by GC 2020 that amicably splits the denomination into at least two completely separate Wesleyan denominations that can peacefully go about bringing people to Christ as they understand God’s will and who can voluntarily choose to cooperate on projects and tasks on which they can agree.

John more than 2 years ago

Just as bad as the us central conference

Another bad idea from those who want to maintain power. Once again it forces conservatives into a liberal church. It won't pass 2020. Either split the church or provide an easy disaffiliation pathway that doesn't break the bank for a small church. Whoever came up with this one is living in a fantasy world.

Scott more than 2 years ago

Approved Legislation?

Legislative proposals to GC 2020 do not constitute what your headline, “Connectional Table Approves Legislation Creating New U.S. Structure” suggests. For the love of journalistic integrity please refrain from misleading and confusing the flock! I expect factual unbiased headlines especially from this website that should be about important information, not sensationalized infotainment. Please do better um-insight!

Mark Castleberry more than 2 years ago

Quite True

The headline does seem to be misleading. However, this is a press release published directly from the United Methodist Communications Press Center. The first sentence of the story does clarify the specifics, "The Connectional Table approved sending legislation to General Conference 2020 . . ." Thank you for calling that out. The headline should have read, "Connectional Table Approves <Sending> Legislation Creating New U.S. Structure" or, perhaps, better yet, "Connectional Table Approves Sending Proposals Creating New U.S. Structure."

John Astle (United Methodist Insight) more than 2 years ago