Post 2019 General Conference

Resources for guiding our ministries through General Conference 2019

Post General Conference Video Message by Bishop Bob

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

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May 16 6:30 PM Town Hall

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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

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May 28th 6:00 PM

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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

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UMC Next - Next Steps!

Learn about what happened at the meeting at UMC Next and what we can all do next!

Webinar Tuesday

June 4th 12:00pm  (1 hr)

June 4 12:00 PM UMC Next Reports Back

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General Conference 2020 Seeks Liturgists

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.

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Join The Post General Conference Movement

Legislative Resources

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Live Stream

2019 General Conference

Live Stream

2019 General Conference

Judicial Council Ruling 1366

Bishop's Blog

Perspectives on A Way Forward

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.

UMC Discipleship

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.

Traditionalist Model

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

Connectional-Conference Plan

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

Our Delegates

Rev. Dan Hurlbert

Rev. Dan Hurlbert

First Elect Clergy Delegate

Jim Nibbelink

Jim Nibbelink

First Elect Lay Delegate

Rev. Anthony Tang

Rev. Anthony Tang

First Reserve Clergy Delegate

Billie Fidlin

Billie Fidlin

First Reserve Lay Delegate

Global UMC Snapshot

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