Bishop Ward invites us to engage in study and thoughtful conversation about the history of enslaved persons in the U.S. and renew our commitment to serve and minister with all people.
General Conference organizers have determined enough improper voting likely took place at the 2019 special session to nullify a key vote on how congregations can leave The United Methodist Church. The Commission on General Conference — meeting behind closed doors during its Aug. 7-9 meeting — reviewed an investigation that found “credible objective evidence” of… Continue Reading→
Bishop Ward and Ed Sunday join Ms. Josey as volunteers work to get her back into her storm-damaged home.
Bishop Ward thanks churches for being in ministry with children in their communities through the summer months.
Bishop Samuel Quire of Liberia visits with Bishop Ward and shares some of the Methodist ministry foci in Liberia.
Bishop Ward is joined by members of the conference Asian Ministry team – Sang-Seon Park, Kong Namkung, and Edgar De Jesus – to extend an invitation to pilgrimage.
Bishop Ward and the Rev. Greg Moore discuss New Faith Communities and what friendship looks like in the Wesleyan way.
Bishop Ward gives thanks for the welcome and hospitality congregations offer their clergy leader, particularly by offering clergy housing. Grace and peace to you in the name of Jesus Christ. In the last week, some of you have experienced the transition of pastoral leadership. You have welcomed a new pastor and on Sunday you probably… Continue Reading→
For Immediate ReleaseJune 27, 2019 WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Council of Bishops of The United Methodist Church (COB) has asked the Judicial Council for a declaratory decision as to the constitutionality, meaning, application and effect of certain petitions adopted as the Traditional Plan by the 2019 General Conference held in St. Louis, Missouri, in February…. Continue Reading→