General Conference 2020

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The Wesleyan Covenant Association held its fourth Global Gathering on Nov. 9 at Asbury United Methodist Church in Tulsa, Okla. Leaders described a breakup of The United Methodist Church as inevitable and planned for the creation of a traditionalist Methodist denomination. Photo by Sam Hodges, UM News.

WCA looks toward new, traditionalist church

Leaders at latest global gathering of Wesleyan Covenant Association say The United Methodist Church is certain to split.
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Bishop Michael McKee speaks during the United Methodist Council of Bishops meeting in Lake Junaluska, N.C., where the bishops learned that, at the current rate of giving, the bishops will run out of funds in 2024. McKee is president of the denomination’s General Council on Finance and Administration. With him at the podium is Bishop Minerva Carcaño. Photo by Sam Hodges, UM News.

Bishops warned their funding imperiled

Church financial leaders sounded the alarm that if current trends persist, the Episcopal Fund will run out of money in five years.
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Chart summarizes and compares proposals to General Conference 2020 about the future of The United Methodist Church. Graphic by Laurens Glass, UM News.

Comparing plans headed to GC2020

This chart summarizes and compares proposals to General Conference 2020 about the future of The United Methodist Church. The chart does not include plans from individuals and may be updated after all legislation is published.
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Bishop Kenneth H. Carter, president of the Council of Bishops, discusses the strained United Methodist connection in his presidential address at the bishops’ fall 2019 meeting in Lake Junaluska, N.C. He urged adopting a posture of convicted humility. Photo by Heather Hahn, UM News.

Bishops urged to act with convicted humility

At a time when the United Methodist connection is strained, the Council of Bishops president talked about ways to seek unity.

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