#UMCGC Reflection: We need variety in voices for the next quadrenium

By Megan Kilpatrick May 18, 2016 | Portland, Oregon It seems like there are babies everywhere at GC. There actually are only a handful of small...

Did We Find Our Way Forward?

"Did we find our way forward? I think we did, just not in the way many expected or hoped," writes Inland Missional District Superintendent Gregg Sealey reflecting on the recent General Conference. Since returning home from St. Louis, he has been listening to how people here are processing the decisions made.

Leaders hope Christian conferencing will set tone

By Crystal Caviness May 11, 2016 | PORTLAND, Ore. (UMNS) General Conference delegates spent two hours on May 11 on Christian conferencing, the practice of engaging...

May 13 wrap-up: Laity Address, State of the Church Report

By Joey Butler May 13, 2016 | PORTLAND, Ore. (UMNS) After several days where General Conference delegates were clearly divided over Robert’s Rules vs. Group Discernment...

2016 GC to consider three sites for Heritage Landmarks

By Maggie Hillery May 9, 2016 (UMNS) The rich history of Methodism in the United States is exemplified in three sites that will go before the 2016 General Conference as...

May 19 wrap-up: New missionaries, special GC costs

By Joey Butler May 19, 2016 | PORTLAND, Ore. (UMNS) A day after tabling potentially contentious legislation on human sexuality, General Conference 2016 moved through its...

African bishops speak out on terrorism, sexuality

By Heather Hahn Nov. 4, 2015 (UMNS) African bishops called on The United Methodist Church to confront global terrorism and hold the line on church teachings...

How do we see the shades of our faith? #UMCGC

Video by Patrick Scriven May 16, 2016 | Portland, Oregon “We do need to be seen; we do need to see each other. If we can’t...

When the holidays are more bitter than sweet

Commentary by Patrick Scriven Wise ministry leaders are often cautious on holidays like Mothers Day. In any given congregation there is likely someone who has...

An Open Letter to My Parents on Queerness and Being #CalledOut

Dear Mom and Dad, Welcome back from the mission trip, Dad. Happy Mother’s Day, Mom. While Dad was away I joined a group of over...

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