In February 2019, United Methodists will gather in St. Louis, MO for a Special Called Session of General Conference. Our global delegates will vote on a plan for the church to move forward on matters surrounding human sexuality.
In 2016, The General Conference in Portland OR charged the bishops to lead. In response, the Council of Bishops formed the Commission on a Way Forward. The commission produced three plans and in May 2018 an overwhelming majority of bishops endorsed “The One Church Plan” to be the best way to move our denomination forward. In an effort to inform members of the local church and prepare delegates for the work of the Special Called Conference we have created this information and resource site.
Believing that our unity is found in Jesus Christ, we affirm all persons regardless of where they are in their discernment on human sexuality. We believe this information will demonstrate how the One Church Plan offers the best way forward for those holding diverse opinions on human sexuality without compromising the mission of The United Methodist Church. We acknowledge there may be some who cannot move forward with The United Methodist Church. We urge you to reconnect with our true Wesleyan roots, we renew the call for you to be in relationship with The United Methodist Church, and live into our baptism of unity in the Body of Christ. We are called to guard the faith and seek the unity of the church.