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Uniting Methodists gives a rationale for why the organization believes the UMC Next Plan is the better option for The United Methodist Church's future. Read more

UMC Future

The Rev. David Livingston, a United Methodist pastor in Kansas, corrects several misinterpretations of the One Church Plan's impacts put forth by the Rev. Tom Lambrecht of Good News. Read more

A Way Forward 3 Comments

Group's leaders cite biblical precepts, conclave's purpose, and limited time as reasons for deferral. Read more

A Way Forward 4 Comments

Uniting Methodists, backers of the One Church Plan, offer their suggestions for how delegates should proceed through the Feb. 23-26 assembly on unity in St. Louis, Mo. Read more

A Way Forward 2 Comments

Retired Bishop J. Lawrence McCleskey explores the importance of connectionalism to the One Church Plan. Read more

A Way Forward

The Rev. Paul Purdue says that the differences among the various gospel accounts should be a sign that it's possible for faithful disciples to come to varied interpretations of scripture. Read more

A Way Forward

The Rev. Melissa Maher remains hopeful for The United Methodist Church's future because of God's surprising, challenging and awe-inspiring grace. Read more

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Uniting Methodists issued a statement thanking United Methodist bishops of the Africa Central Conference for their public commitment to church unity in the face of calls for schism. Read more

A Way Forward

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

A Way Forward 3 Comments

Uniting Methodists movement issues a set of comparison charts to help people understand the aspects of the One Church Plan. Read more

A Way Forward 1 Comments

Uniting Methodists commends an article by noted biblical scholar Luke Timothy Johnson on how to maintain the authority of Scripture while adapting to the social realities of our times. Read more

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Panelists at the July 16-18 Uniting Methodists' conference in Dallas spoke with deep emotion about being accepted by the church and about their devotion to seeing the church stay together. Read more

A Way Forward

Combining revival with strategy, Uniting Methodists lay out their plan to promote acceptance of the 'One Church' unity model at the 2019 General Conference. Read more

A Way Forward 3 Comments

The Rev. William O. (Bud) Reeves finds the "One Church" model recommended by the Council of Bishops to be the best option for unity in The United Methodist Church. Read more

Perspectives 1 Comments

The Rev. John E. Harnish of Uniting Methodists lifts up the aspirations from a sermon of the respected theologian Dr. Albert C. Outler preached at the 1968 merger that created The United Methodist Church. Read more

In the Church 1 Comments

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If the goal of United Methodism is genuinely a pure and holy church, says the Rev. Edwin Womack, then maybe we should add more rules about unacceptable behaviors. Read more

Perspectives 10 Comments

Unlike the devastation of war, conflict indicates there is at least a relationship that is worth working on, writes the Rev. Jason Valendy. Read more

Perspectives 1 Comments

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

A Way Forward 1 Comments

Methodism benefited from Count Zinzendorf's mentoring of John Wesley and the Moravians' example of being "constant in prayer," says the Rev. Rob Fuquay. Read more

Perspectives

As we pray for the work of Commission on A Way Forward, the Rev. James C. Howell says he finds himself pondering the practical implications of a church split, and his ruminations aren't encouraging. Read more

A Way Forward 10 Comments

Uniting Methodists gives a rationale for why the organization believes the UMC Next Plan is the better option for The United Methodist Church's future. Read more

UMC Future

Uniting Methodists, an ad hoc advocacy group, explains its support for two-church plan proposed by leaders of the UMC-Next movement. Read more

UMC Future 4 Comments

Uniting Methodists movement issues a set of comparison charts to help people understand the aspects of the One Church Plan. Read more

A Way Forward 1 Comments

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

A Way Forward 1 Comments