Simple Plan

Supporters of A Simple Plan say it's the only one that follows one of The United Methodist Church's General Rules: "Do no harm." Read more

A Way Forward

Supporters of the Simple Plan acknowledge the legislation faces long odds at the special General Conference next month. Nonetheless, they hope the proposal will help shape the UMC's way forward. Read more

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The Rev. Alex da Silva Souto and Karen G. Prudente explain why they support the alternative Simple Plan for a "way forward" for the UMC. Read more


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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A certified candidate for ministry from Upper New York Conference outlines why he thinks the One Church Plan would keep him/her from being ordained. Read more

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It's crucial for United Methodists to listen to LGBTQ+ people's stories as delegates prepare to decide on a Way Forward plan at the 2019 General Conference, writes the Rev. Anna Voinovich. 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

A Way Forward

United Methodist laywoman Elisa Gatz believes that the Simple Plan offers the denomination an opportunity to learn from and correct its past bigotry. Read more

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Proponents of the Simple Plan say that the three Way Forward models are all deficient in some wat by promoting some form of ongoing discrimination against LGBTQ people. Read more

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