Guaranteed appointments

It Isn't About the Church, Either

Geoffrey Kruse-Safford takes a different tack on the Judicial Council decision upholding guaranteed appointment for United Methodist ordained elders: It's God's doing, not that of the church. Read more

Oct 31, 2012 7:33 AM Geoffrey Kruse-Safford

Is Change a-Comin'? And Did We Miss It?

Amid all the frenzied reaction to the Judicial Council upholding guaranteed elders' appointment, the Rev. Ben Gosden discovers overlooked legislation that he thinks will have greater impact on clergy. Read more

Oct 30, 2012 12:07 PM Ben Gosden 4 Comments

Judicial Council 2012-2016

UMNS Photo by Kathleen Barry

The United Methodist Judicial Council this week considers a full docket of issues, including guaranteed appointment for ordained elders and the involuntary retirement of Bishop W. Earl Bledsoe by the South Central Jurisdiction. Read more

In the Church

Fitzgerald Reist

UMNS Photo by Paul Jeffrey

After an interpretation by the secretary of the General Conference, bishops and other leaders are questioning whether the global United Methodist legislative assembly actually eliminated guaranteed appointment for clergy. Read more

In the Church 5 Comments

The Call to Action Aftermath

The Rev. Jerry Eckert surveys the aftermath of legislation intended to enact the Council of Bishops' "Call to Action" program. Read more

May 30, 2012 12:17 PM Jerry Eckert