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Georgia Church Loses Pastor, Then Its Assets, to Regional UMC Leaders
Conservative Methodists worry about their place in the denomination ahead of delayed plans for a split over LGBT issues.
Died: John K. Yambasu, Methodist Bridge-Builder and African Leader
The Sierra Leone bishop convened a pivotal roundtable to resolve longstanding UMC divisions over LGBT issues.
Methodists Agree on Compromise to Split Denomination
There’s broad support for a new plan to allow traditional marriage proponents to leave the UMC with $25 million in funding.
United Methodist Court Keeps Core of New LGBT Legislation
(UPDATED) Traditional Plan survives legal review, but could still set the UMC on path to division over gay marriage and clergy as Judicial Council also approves exit plan for dissenting churches.
Can God Really Speak Through Committees?
These meetings are dry, contentious, and sometimes crucial for discerning God’s will.
United Methodists Vote to Keep Traditional Marriage Stance
The UMC’s increasingly global delegation outweighs US push to shift LGBT positions, leading some progressive congregations to leave.
United Methodists’ LGBT Vote Will Reshape the Denomination
Pulled right and left by various factions of the global church, the UMC’s decision-making body meets this weekend to pick a path forward.