Book of Discipline

General Church
The Rev. Forbes Matonga. Photo by Paul Jeffrey.

Traditional plans keep status quo

Two traditional plans appeal to United Methodists who wish to continue to restrict the role of gay people in the church.
Judicial Council
The United Methodist Judicial Council will consider items deferred from its October meeting during a special session just prior the 2019 General Conference in St. Louis. Submissions for the top court’s special session are limited to bodies authorized to file petitions by The United Methodist Book of Discipline. 2017 file photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.

Judicial Council sets special session

The February session in St. Louis, just prior to and during the special General Conference, will include docket items deferred from the court’s October meeting.
General Conference
Bishop Kasap Owan Tshibang, a founding member of the Africa Initiative, addresses General Conference delegates and bishops meeting in Nairobi, Kenya, for training. Photo by Julu Swen, UMNS

African leaders support Traditional Plan

Latest Africa Initiative gathering draws General Conference delegates and bishops for discussion and training.
General Conference
The Alternative Plan Task Force, the Central Committee and the executive committee of the Korean Association of the United Methodist Church pray together at a joint meeting held in August 2-3, 2018. Photo by Thomas Kim, UMNS

Korean United Methodists choose prayer over plans

Before the Special General Conference in February 2019, the Korean Association of The United Methodist Church urges the church to pray and work for unity.

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