Post 2019 General Conference
Resources for guiding our ministries through General Conference 2019
Town Hall Meetings in preparation for UMC Next
Connectional Ministry Listening Sessions by zoom in a Town Hall meeting format in preparation for UMC Next to hear questions and learn how things are going in local settings and what people need right now.
May 16 10:00 AM Town Hall
May 16 6:30 PM Town Hall
United Methodism 2.0
An overview of United Methodism, an interpretation of what is happening right now, and how YOU can get involved in changing the church.
2 Hour Webinar
Saturday May 25th 9:00am
Wednesday May 29th 6:00pm
Thursday June 6th 6:00pm
Just The Facts
Understanding the changes to The Book of Discipline and how they impact your church. This is a paragraph by paragraph review of the 2019 changes in The Book of Discipline 2016 and Judicial Council’s ruling.
1 Hour Webinar
Thursday May 23rd 10:00 am
Tuesday May 28th 6:00pm
May 23rd 10:00 AM
May 28th 6:00 PM
UMC Next Town Hall from Church Of The Resurrection
The Desert Southwest Conference UMC Next team invites people to join in an online town hall meeting to hear about what is happening at the UMC Next meeting and ask that team some questions.
May 21st, 2019 at 6:00pm Arizona Time
May 21 6:00 PM Town Hall
UMC Next - Next Steps!
Learn about what happened at the meeting at UMC Next and what we can all do next!
June 4th 12:00pm (1 hr)
June 4 12:00 PM UMC Next Reports Back
To apply for the opportunity to write or provide original liturgy for General Conference, individuals are asked to submit a letter of application that includes a sample of liturgy with a 5-minute devotion, a call to worship, and a prayer of confession all based on Philippians 3:14.read more
Information regarding a conversation on May 20-22 at The United Methodist Church of the Resurrection.read more
The Judicial Council of The UMC has released its rulings on the legislation passed at the Special Called Session of General Conference 2019.read more
Greetings to you in the name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, The Judicial Council of The United Methodist Church has ruled on the constitutionality of the plan known as “The Traditional Plan” that was passed at the Special Called Session of General Conference...read more
The United Methodist Church’s top court has found that while some provisions of the newly adopted Traditional Plan remain unconstitutional, the rest of the plan is valid as church law.read more
Join The Post General Conference Movement
2019 General Conference
2019 General Conference
Judicial Council Ruling 1366
Perspectives on A Way Forward
Resources shared at Holy Huddles
- Video messages from Bishop Grant Hagiya and Rev. Donna Pritchard, members of the Commission on A Way Forward.
- Link to “A Simple Plan” proposed by the leadership of The United Methodist Church Queer Clergy Caucus.
- Journal booklet
- Covenant bookmarker: Amharic-BookMark,
English-BookMark ,Korean-BookMark, Spanish-BookMark ,Tagalog-BookMark, Tongan-BookMark
- Holy Huddle Clergy Questions
DSC Delegation Scripts on the three plans
Final Report from the Commission on a Way Forward
- Read or download the report in English
- Read or download the report in French
- Read or download the report in Portuguese
- Read or download the report in Spanish
- Read or download the report in Swahili
Daily Christian Advocate - Delegate Handbook, Reports, and Petitions
2019 Special Session of the General Conference Schedule
Praying Our Way Forward
A prayer community for The United Methodist Church in response to the Council of Bishop’s initiative.
General Commission on Religion & Race
Video series for vital conversations on race, culture, the church, and human sexuality.
Helping congregations have courageous conversations about The Way Forward.
The Way Forward Plans
A Side-by-Side Comparison
One Church Plan
Allows United Methodists to make their own decision regarding ministry with or by LGBTQ persons and removes restrictive language from the Book of Discipline.1) Conferences, churches, and pastors are able to “uniquely reach their missional context in relation to human sexuality without changing the connectional nature of The United Methodist Church.”2) United Methodists in central conferences in Africa, Asia, and Europe retain the authority to adapt the Book of Discipline and continue to include their traditional language and values.3) Protects the rights of United Methodists whose theological convictions will not allow them to perform same-sex weddings or ordain LGBTQ people.
Affirms the current language about homosexuality in the Book of Discipline and seeks to strengthen enforcement for violations of church law.
1) No change to the Book of Discipline language regarding homosexuality.
2) Violations of church law
3) Ordinands must state their sexual preference
4) Practicing LGBTQi persons are not eligible for ordination
Creates three connectional worldwide conferences based on theology or perspective, each having clearly defined values (accountability, contextualization, and justice) replacing the five existing U.S. jurisdictions.
1) Adaptations to the Book of Discipline would be allowed by each connectional conference.
2) Annual conferences would determine their affiliation with a connectional conference.
3) Local churches who choose a branch other than the one chosen by their annual conference could vote to join another conference.
4) Requires multiple amendments to the denomination’s constitution.
Video Resources about The Way Forward
Rev. Dan Hurlbert
First Elect Clergy Delegate
First Elect Lay Delegate
Rev. Anthony Tang
First Reserve Clergy Delegate
First Reserve Lay Delegate