Perspectives on a Way Forward

A panel discussion, streamed on February 6, featured speakers for each of the major plans proposed to the 2019 General Conference.

 

Connectional Conference Plan: The Rev. Chris Ritter

One Church Plan: The Rev. Mark Holland

Simple Plan: The Rev. Althea Spencer-Miller

Traditional and Modified Traditional Plan: The Rev. Rob Renfroe

 

Sponsored by UM News and recorded at United Methodist Communications.

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