'Modified Traditional' Plan

United Methodist progressives, centrists and LGBTQ-friendly evangelicals need to study the 15-year history of traditionalist efforts to take over the UMC before deciding whether to stay or go, writes the Rev. Jeremy Smith. Read more

Jeremy Smith 6 Comments

The Judicial Council has agreed to the Council of Bishops' request to review the constitutionality of a portion of Maxie Dunnam's petition presenting the Modified Traditional Plan and Lonnie Brooks' petition eliminating "just resolution." Read more


Two descendants of United Methodist leaders, an American and a Congolese, plead with GC2019 delegates to consider the catastrophic effects of the Traditional and Modified Traditional Plans. Read more

A Way Forward 8 Comments

Backers are fine-tuning the Traditional, Modified Traditional and One Church plans to bring them in line with last year's constitutional rulings by the Judicial Council. Read more

A Way Forward 7 Comments

The Rev. Dr. Christopher Ritter seeks to refute recent interpretations of the impact of the Way Forward models on The United Methodist Church. Read more

A Way Forward 3 Comments

The Rev. Maxie Dunnam sponsors the "Modified Traditional" Plan headed to the 2019 General Conference. Read more

A Way Forward

The Rev. Lloyd T. Nyarota, an African United Methodist clergyman, contends that true motivation for a schism is U.S. church leaders' fear of losing their political clout to leaders from Africa, where the UMC is growing. Read more

A Way Forward 2 Comments