A Way Forward or Schism?


Sunday Worship at 8:15 &11:00am

February 01, 2019

8:00 AM

1820 Broadway

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.

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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:

  • Mountain Sky Conference "On The Way Forward" Packet | PDF Download
  • One Church Plan | onechurchplan.org
  • Articles from Western Jurisdiction of The United Methodist Church on 2019 General Conference | wjcumc.org
  • Mountain Sky on the Way Forward: Bishop Karen Oliveto Explains Video
  • Council of Bishops Video: A Way Forward Statement from General Conference on May 18, 2018