United Methodist congregations are embracing online means to continue collecting members’ financial contributions to uphold their churches.
The pandemic-forced postponement of General Conference has left United Methodist financial leaders with big questions about the denomination’s budget.
General Conference organizers said negotiations for a venue must occur before new dates can be announced for the global legislative assembly.
GC2020 organizers had no choice but to postpone the once-every-four-years congress after the conference site in Minneapolis cancelled all events through early May.
General Conference organizers will meet by teleconference March 21 to act on the Council of Bishops’ request to postpone GC2020 because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Faced with the possible departure of multiple churches, United Methodist leaders are preparing the smallest denominational budget in more than 30 years.
Prospects for removal of the “incompatibility” language from United Methodist LGBTQ stances brought hope to participants at Reconciling Ministries’ Network’s 2020 convocation.
Sponsor of the Liberia Conference petition for changes in the separation plan, the Rev. Jerry Kulah, has reversed himself, getting the Africa Initiative he leads to endorse the “Protocol.”
Any split in The United Methodist Church will result in significant financial losses and will affect the number and kinds of future ministries, reports the General Council on Finance and Administration.
Not doing business “as usual,” General Conference organizers have established a think tank to explore different ways for processing legislation at this year’s gathering of the UMC’s top legislative body.