One Church Plan

A longtime United Methodist social justice advocate challenges the organizer of talks about Methodism's future to step up to the risk of fully including LGBTQ people in the denomination without allowing exceptions. Read more

Perspectives 4 Comments

GC2019 delegate Dave Nuckols, who served on the Way Forward commission, thinks it's crucial to dispel misconceptions about the One Church Plan. Read more


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

Rev. Timothy McClendon

Mike DuBose Mike DuBose, UMNS

The Rev. Timothy McClendon resists the One Church Plan because he thinks that a unified system of belief is an essential trait of Methodism. 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

A group of John Wesley Fellows – recognized for their academic scholarship about Methodism and its founder – announce they support the One Church Plan. Read more

A Way Forward 7 Comments