New revelations of vote tampering at the 2019 General Conference prompt the Rev. Jeremy Smith to call once more for auditing annual conference membership counts.
Dissolving the UMC from the top down would cost millions in accountants’ and legal fees, but setting it free from the bottom up would allow new networks to form with assets for ministry still intact, writes the Rev. Jeremy Smith.
United Methodist Women’s support of organizations that help gay youths should be commended and backed by all church members, writes the Rev. Jeremy Smith.
The Rev. Jeremy Smith argues against the California-Nevada Conference’s stance advising against disaffiliation and/or withholding apportionments to resist the Traditional Plan.
With the help of a Virginia clergy colleague, the Rev. Jeremy Smith finds unsavory, if not downright unethical, connections between an independent church plant and the Wesleyan Covenant Association.
The Rev. Jeremy Smith shares guidelines developed by the Pacific Northwest Annual Conference on how to actively resist the Traditional Plan.
Annual Conferences that haven’t seen a progressive delegate to General Conference since FOREVER are sending half or more of their delegations from the progressive/centrist coalition. The Rev. Jeremy Smith plumbs its meaning.
Surveys and discussion group results in the Western Jurisdiction are showing some pathways that could help The United Methodist Church, writes the Rev. Jeremy Smith.
The Rev. Jeremy Smith reports on his experience attending the UMC Next conference May 20-22 at Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, Kansas.
Participants at Our Movement Forward who are also attending the UM-Next gathering prepared a document outlining their definitions of harm, grace and accountability for church meetings.