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Kelly Marciales. Photo courtesy of Kelly Marciales

What of agencies in post-separation church?

Two reserve delegates to General Conference 2021 argue that the current church agency structure isn’t sustainable after The United Methodist Church splits.
Social Concerns
Pat Luna speaks during a panel discussion at the Leadership Institute, held at the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, Kansas, Sept. 25-27. She was joined by the Revs. Adam Hamilton, Junius B. Dotson, Ginger Gaines-Cirelli and Michael Bowie. This year’s event focused on preserving, but reforming The United Methodist Church.  Photo by Sam Hodges, UM News.

Annual event becomes forum on church’s future

Centrists and progressives turn Leadership Institute into discussion and strategizing session.
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United Methodist missionary Tawanda Chandiwana (left foreground) is embraced by Thomas Kemper, head of the Board of Global Ministries, at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Manila, Philippines, after Chandiwana was released from a detention center and allowed to leave the country. 2018 file photo courtesy of Thomas Kemper, Global Ministries.

United Methodist agencies: 2018 was productive year

The denomination’s agencies also share priorities for 2019.
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United Methodist women present a traditional dance from northern Mozambique during a meeting of the Standing Committee on Central Conference Matters and Connectional Table. Photo by the Rev. Rodney Steele

Plans under way to make Discipline truly global

A committee for The United Methodist Church is trying to determine what parts of its Book of Discipline are not adaptable outside the U.S.

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