Seeing a Way Forward: Bishop Carter

Bishop Kenneth H. Carter answers questions during a press conference about the United Methodist Church's Way Forward plan to address how the denomination ministers with LGBTQ individuals at the conclusion of the church's Council of Bishops meeting in Chicago in May 2018. File photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.
Bishop Kenneth H. Carter answers questions about the church's Way Forward plan at Council of Bishops meeting in Chicago, May 2018. File photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.

Bishop Kenneth H. Carter Jr., episcopal leader of the Florida Conference and president of the Council of Bishops, has also served as a moderator for the Commission on a Way Forward. In his interview, Bishop Carter shares some of the questions and addresses some of the concerns he’s been hearing about the special called General Conference taking place in February 2019.


Carter spoke with UM News as part of “Seeing a Way Forward,” a video series featuring different perspectives of church leaders on the work of the Commission on a Way Forward.


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Bishop addresses churches’ concerns about GC2019   
As the called 2019 General Conference nears, many United Methodists are anxious about the future of their denomination. Bishop Kenneth H. Carter Jr., episcopal leader of the Florida Conference and president of the Council of Bishops, shares what he’s been telling those who have expressed concern.

The mission of the church will continue
As the called 2019 General Conference nears, many United Methodists are anxious about the future of their denomination. Bishop Carter shares what he’s been telling those who have expressed concern.

How will Judicial Council decisions affect Way Forward plans?
Bishop Carter shares an overview of questions the Judicial Council, the church’s highest court, had about each of the three Way Forward plans.

“One Church Plan creates a home for everyone”
Bishop Carter shares his thoughts on how the One Church Plan would be beneficial to local churches and annual conferences.

One Church Plan “doesn’t force churches to vote”
Bishop Carter looks at how decisions will be made at the local church level if the One Church Plan is passed.


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