Heading Home: As general conference concludes what’s next for the local churches?

By Pam Brokaw May 19, 2016 | Portland, Oregon How will local churches respond as the Council of Bishops prepares a two-year process to discuss a...

#CTTalks Begins November Series on Christian Conferencing

CHICAGO: Today the Connectional Table begins a month-long series on Christian Conferencing as part of the #CTTalks online forum. The forum was designed to create...

Bishop Hagiya on Security of Appointment

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Ethnic clergy from the PNW Conference and Bishop Hagiya discuss security of appointment at the Annual Ethnic Clergy Gathering earlier this week. A REFLECTION TO ALL PNW AND ALASKA CLERGY | By...

Bishop Carter to undergo surgery in Portland

By Sam Hodges May 10, 2016 | PORTLAND, Oregon (UMNS) Bishop Kenneth Carter was set to undergo surgery for a severed tendon on the afternoon of...

Rev. Craig’s Thoughts on the Eve of Day 5 of #GC2012

It's Saturday night and the legislative committee portion of General Conference 2012 has ended. The Western jurisdiction took a major hit late this afternoon....

Rev. Craig Parrish’s thoughts – Plan UMC Unconstitutional?

It looks like we may have won a major victory when the Judicial Council ruled Plan UMC unconstitutional. Basically, the judicial council ruled that...
The Book of Discipline, 2008

Guaranteed No More

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This morning General Conference voted to strike language in the discipline guaranteeing appointments for “all elders in full connection who are in good standing.” The...

#UMCGC Reflection: Taking Care of Business

By David Reinholz May 12, 2016 | Portland, Oregon After a morning spent discussing and ultimately rejecting Rule 44, the 2016 General Conference of The United Methodist...

#UMCGC Reflection: Subcommittees – The Best and Worst of Holy Conferencing

By David Reinholz May 12, 2016 | Portland, Oregon John Wesley believed that Christian conferencing is a means of grace. This says when we do it...

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