theology

General Church
With some congregations considering leaving The United Methodist Church or just wondering about its future, Ask The UMC offers a series of questions and answers to help clear up some common misperceptions or misinformation around disaffiliation. Graphic by Laurens Glass, United Methodist Communications.

Ask The UMC: Is The United Methodist Church really... ? (Part 4)

Ask The UMC continues to answer questions, address misperceptions, and counter misinformation about The United Methodist Church and the process of disaffiliation from it.
Church Growth
The Rev. Dr. Michael Adam Beck. Photo courtesy of the author.

Kedging our way toward a hopeful future

The Holy Spirit is inspiring a rise in “fresh expressions of church” that offer innovative settings for engaging followers of Christ.
Congregations
The Rev. Jeff Olive, a Texas Conference district superintendent, presides at an Aug. 7 meeting at The Woodlands Methodist Church called to consider disaffiliation. Members of The Woodlands Methodist, in The Woodlands community north of Houston, voted by a 96.3% margin to leave The United Methodist Church. Photo courtesy of The Woodlands Methodist.

Some large Texas churches vote on disaffiliation

The Woodlands Methodist Church and Faithbridge, two large United Methodist churches north of Houston, decide on same day to leave the denomination.
Human Rights
United Methodists opposed to the death penalty rally on Legislative Plaza in Nashville, Tennessee. Photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.

Ask the UMC: Valuing Life, Part 6: Threats to life — Suicide, euthanasia, and capital punishment

Because United Methodists value life, we reject suicide, medically-assisted dying (euthanasia), and capital punishment. United Methodists seek, advocate for, and offer life-giving ways in response to and instead of these threats to life.

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