February 01, 2019
Join us for A Way Forward or Schism, a half-day seminar on February 2 from 8:00am-Noon. Rev. Jim Gulley, Ordained Elder, Mountain Sky Conference, will lead the sessions, teaching and facilitating discussion.
- Session 1: Schism or Church Unity? The challenges facing the church; why there is a special General Conference; and decisions and their possible consequences.
- Session 2: Human Sexuality and the Church The church’s historic struggle; understanding Biblical teaching about homosexuality; and why Christians differ.
- Session 3: The UMC Bishop’s One-Church Plan - The Way Forward Commission & UM Bishops; optional approach & UM Judicial Council; and what might happen in 2019.
In 2019, we United Methodists face a decision: Will we decide to become a more inclusive or exclusive church? Will we remain united or divided? At a specially-called General Conference session in St. Louis MO (Feb. 23-26, 2019), 864 elected delegates (50% lay, 50% clergy) from around the world will meet to discuss and vote on the future of our church.
Learn more about The Commission on A Way Forward and upcoming special General Conference: