Bishop Ward describes the agenda for five gatherings to discuss the work of the Commission on a Way Forward and proposals going to the February 2019 General Conference.
For immediate release Commission ends its work; hears bishops’ recommendation for a way forward. Nashville — The 32-member Commission on a Way Forward for The United Methodist Church concluded its ninth and final meeting in Nashville, Tennessee, yesterday (May 16). The Commission met nine times over 17 months. The Commission reviewed a wide variety of… Continue Reading→
Bishop Ward gives a report from the meeting of the Council of Bishops last week, where they discussed a proposal for the February 2019 General Conference.
The Commission on a Way Forward, which is working to find unity for The United Methodist Church regarding human sexuality, began its sixth meeting on October 30, 2017, with a devotion that challenged the members to be as one in the body of Christ and to see each person as a reflection of God. The… Continue Reading→
The Commission on a Way Forward has started sketching models to share with the Council of Bishops as options for finding a way forward for The United Methodist Church (UMC) regarding human sexuality. During the meeting in Berlin, Germany (Sept. 18-20), members of the Commission expressed the need for the unity of the UMC, yet… Continue Reading→
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 24, 2017 Washington, D.C. —- The Council of Bishops (COB) has called a Special Session of the General Conference of The United Methodist Church (UMC) to be held February 23-26, 2019 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA. In announcing the call, COB President Bishop Bruce R. Ough said the Special Session will… Continue Reading→
The United Methodist Council of Bishops has announced the membership of the Commission on a Way Forward. “After three months of diligent and prayerful discernment, we have selected 8 bishops, 11 laity, 12 elders and 1 deacon to serve on the Commission,” said Bishop Bruce R. Ough, president of the Council of Bishops. “This group… Continue Reading→