More on Restructure from a Process Perspective

Dr. Maria Dixon, assistant professor of communications at SMU and a former classmate of mine at Candler, offers an interest analysis of what happened in the General Administration committee around the restructure issue. Her conclusion:

The General Administration Debacle happened because in the end, when it mattered, arrogance and ignorance sat in the front seat of the UMCleaving common sense and the Holy Spirit to sit in the backseat wondering “are we there yet?”

It's a good read and offers an interesting analysisfrom aprocess perspective. http://drmariadixonhall.blogspot.com/2012/04/it-aint-adams-fault.html?spref=tw&m=1

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On Jan. 3, a 16-member group of United Methodist leaders offered a proposal that would preserve The United Methodist Church while allowing traditionalist-minded congregations to form a new denomination. UM News will host a panel discussion on the Protocol of Reconciliation & Grace Through Separation proposal at 9:30 a.m. EST on Jan. 13. Graphic by Laurens Glass, UM News.

Video archive: UM News interviews protocol developers

Leaders who helped develop a separation plan for The United Methodist Church answered questions about their proposal during a live event Jan. 13.
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Delegates pause for prayer at the 2019 special General Conference in St. Louis. A group of 2020 General Conference delegates and other church leaders from Africa, Europe and the Philippines is proposing a new form of unity. File photo by Kathleen Barry, UM News.

Delegates offer proposal for church unity

United Methodist leaders from Africa, Europe and the Philippines are offering a “Christmas Covenant” and inviting others to sign on.
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Church future under negotiation before GC2020

United Methodist leaders of varied perspectives on LGBTQ status struck an optimistic note about conversations that aim to find consensus before the next General Conference.