While the highest levels of the church struggle, local congregations enjoy vitality and spread the virtues of community and service.
LGBTQ-friendly congregations continue to resist UMC’s tightened policies against homosexuality and look toward a denominational split.
Insight Editor Cynthia B. Astle found this year’s “futuring” program at the Church of the Resurrection’s Leadership Institute proved that true reform for the UMC is unlikely to come from those invested in the existing institution.
Activities around the UMC’s future around the question of LGBTQ+ inclusion ebbed this week, but they’ll come back soon.
United Methodist Insight joins other news outlet in expanding coverage of the global climate crisis that threatens all of God’s creation on planet Earth.
Two high-profile proposals for the United Methodist Church’s future – including separation into different denominations – were presented at the annual Leadership Institute held by the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection.
Part history lesson, part camp meeting and part church politics, the future of The United Methodist Church as a worldwide denomination took center stage at the 2019 session of the Leadership Institute at the United Methodist Church
A United Methodist layman in Tennessee has devised a plan to extend the discernment process for new denominations in order to foster continued connections among differing Methodist expressions.
A revised Indianapolis Plan, a regional resource from New England, and a new proposal called “Plain Grace” are now in the works.
Media guru Terry Mattingly thinks crucial questions about UMC-related Duke University’s student government rejection of the evangelical organization Young Life deserve deeper probing.