As the Wednesday afternoon session began delegate Scott Campbell moved referral of “Plan UMC” to the Judicial Council for a declaratory decision. The requested review is to determine if the plan is in conflict with articles 16.8 and 16.9 of the United Methodist Church’s constitution. The move to refer was approved by a 59.5% to 40.5% margin.
Mission and Ministry
Commentary: There is danger when there is gender imbalance
The role of all men and all women within The United Methodist Church is to be disciples who make more disciples, writes Gilbert C. Hanke of United Methodist Men.
Commentary: A simple majority is a foundation of sand
A simple majority vote at General Conference provides an unstable basis for denominational unity.