In February 2019 the United Methodist Church, assembled in St. Louis at a special General Conference, adopted the Traditionalist Plan which strengthened the anti-LGBTQ stance of the denomination. In the months since, there has been intense discussion about the future of the church. Several groups have drafted plans dealing with changes to the denomination’s laws, the Book of Discipline. In May 2020, the global UMC will have a General Conference in Minneapolis where it will consider further changes.
If you are interested in the discussions about the future of our denomination, stay alert!
If your congregation is not having conversations about this, they should be!
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