What Came Out of the WJ Fresh United Methodism Summit

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We should consult our founder

“I am not afraid that the people called Methodists should ever cease to exist either in Europe or America. But I am afraid lest they should only exist as a dead sect, having the form of religion without the power. And this undoubtedly will be the case unless they hold fast both the doctrine, spirit, and discipline with which they first set out.” John Wesley.

Brian Evers more than 1 year ago

I can hear the Sound of Music kids singing

So long farewell...

Richard F Hicks more than 1 year ago

what came out of wj summit

As a traditional type I am encouraged by what this process can produce. If the movement is toward a win-win plan and outcome that affirms the conscience of all players (progressive, centrist, traditionalist...and the majority who live outside the US), and seeks to bless and enable different expressions of our shared Wesleyan DNA into the future, great. If the process turns toward proposals that violate the conscience of traditional UM laity/clergy (or a conservative proposal that does the same to non-traditional folks), angry schism will result. The Episcopals, 1/4 our size, spent 50M on legal fighting...want to guess what we would spend? Birth new expressions from the mother movement, mutual blessing in constructive parting with ongoing collaboration in agreed ministries... and if this process is leading toward that, great!

Bob more than 1 year ago