Adam Hamilton Meets with Young Clergy about CTA/IOT

Last night as a part of the “Critical Decisions” session of GC2012, the Rev. Adam Hamilton, pastor of the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection and a member of the Interim Operations Team, led a report to the General Conference on the state of the church and their proposals for church restructuring. During that presentation, Twitter was alight with questions and concerns, many voiced by young clergy and laity. In response to that commentary, Rev. Hamilton called for a meeting of young clergy to address their concerns:

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Church Growth
The Rev. Lovett H. Weems Jr. Photo courtesy of Wesley Theological Seminary.

Young elder numbers near historic low

United Methodist clergy age study shows modest growth period has been followed by drops in the number of both men and women elders under age 35.
General Conference
The North Texas Conference voted at its Sept. 19 annual meeting to submit legislation to General Conference 2021 that would begin the process of changing the church’s Cross and Flame insignia. Logo courtesy of United Methodist Communications.

Conference backs replacing Cross and Flame

North Texas Conference joins pastor in saying the insignia of The United Methodist Church is, inadvertently, racially insensitive.
Racism
The Rev. David Maldonado. Video image courtesy of IMU Latina (Iglesia Metodista Unida Latina) via YouTube by UM News.

Racism and Latinos: The wall of separation and fear

The U.S.-Mexico border wall speaks volumes about attitudes toward Latinos, and the church must do more to respond.