After a lengthy floor debate, the General Conference has rejected calendar item #219, which changes the UM constitution to allow for a non-residential bishop appointed as the president of the Council of Bishops. Although the measure had a majority of the votes, it did not receive the 2/3 number of votesneeded to approve a constitutional amendment.
Commentary: Church turns to crowdfunding
A retired pastor who volunteers with a church that was overwhelmed by a multi-million dollar building project believes the church has found a path to resurrection.
Megachurch weighs leaving denomination
Windsor Village United Methodist in Houston, concerned about ʽturmoil’ in denomination, considers leaving The United Methodist Church.