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One Church Model

The Rev. Jeremy Smith examines the arguments around voting for the Simple Plan as an alternative to One Church Plan at the 2019 General Conference. Read more

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For the Rev. James C. Howell, a self-confessed "Bible guy," scripture gives clear evidence that Jesus Christ's intention is for all to be welcomed in the Church, including LGBTQ+ people. Read more

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A Western Jurisdiction ad hoc group working for justice announces its support for the One Church model of the Way Forward Commission's report. Read more

A Way Forward

Conversations taking place around The United Methodist Church indicate there are lots more decisions to come on the conference and local levels, say church leaders. Read more

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Dr. David W. Scott of UM & Global offers four interpretations of the meaning of the African bishops' statement affirming traditional marriage and resisting UMC schism. Read more

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Some 60 percent of delegates to the Global Young People's Convocation in July 2018 favored the One Church plan for United Methodist unity. Read more

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UM & Global blogmaster David W. Scott recommends readings on the Africa Initiative meeting that advocated the Traditional model of the Way Forward report. Read more

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Rev. Scott Gilliland, associate pastor of Lovers Lane United Methodist Church, reflects on the comments of a millennial who spoke at the Uniting Methodists' Conference in July. Read more

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Compliance is not what the love of God is about. The Love of God is all about conversion. That is what disciple making is about – converting hearts to return to God in Christ, which is what the Rev. Jason Valendy thinks the One Church Plan will do. Read more

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MARCHA proponents of the One-Church model say they think it offers the best option for United Methodists to co-exist peaceably despite their divisions over homosexuality. Read more

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The Rev. Tim McClendon disputes reports about the nature and intentions of a private meeting of delegates on the "One Church" model from the Commission on A Way Forward's report to the 2019 General Conference. Read more

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Some U.S. annual conferences have endorsed the One Church Plan for United Methodist unity, while others have refused to take up formal consideration of the model. Read more

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LGBTQ Demonstrators

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The Rev. Gilbert Vieira opposes the "One Church" unity model because he thinks The United Methodist Church should be more "forthright and principled" about its support for LGBTQ people. Read more

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The Rev. Jason Valendy believes that the One Church Model for UMC unity proposed by the Council of Bishops will help the denomination keep its historic understanding as both holy and catholic (universal). Read more

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Uniting Methodists has announced its support for the One Church model presented by the Commission on A Way Forward and encourages other church members to back the idea as well. Read more

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