Based on discussions with General Conference delegates and other United Methodists, five of the 16 leaders who negotiated a denominational separation agreement say they “can no longer, in good faith, support” the proposal.
The Rev. Dr. Rebekah Miles and the Rev. David Livingston, both veteran General Conference delegates, explain what steps United Methodists can take now to avoid "the debacle of General Conference 2019."
The United Methodist Church’s top court ruled that the Council of Bishops has the authority to call jurisdictional conferences to elect and assign new U.S. episcopal leaders but not to change the date when those new bishops take office.