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A Way Forward

Posted on: September 22nd, 2018

Several information sessions have been held to assist with understanding the process for proposed changes to the United Methodist Book of Discipline. If you have questions or wish to discuss the issues, please contact Rev. John Barnes, jbarnes@fayettevillefirst.com. You may read a perspective by Rev. Barnes here: A Way Forward Homosexuality and the Church.

Video Series Helps Guide Talk Among Those Who Disagree
A video series from the United Methodist Commission on Religion and Race offers a study program for talking about race, the church and human sexuality among people who disagree. The program features short videos of theologians, pastors, worship and lay leaders, biblical scholars and community activists. Their discussions may be helpful as we move forward.  Video series link.


Follow these A Way Forward links to better understand proposals to be considered at the United Methodist Church General Conference in February 2019:

Bishop Sue Halpert-Johnson addressing Annual Conference about A Way Forward (video): https://vimeo.com/276351658

Resources and articles about A Way Forward found on the North Georgia Conference website: https://www.ngumc.org/One

Resources and articles about A Way Forward found on the United Methodist Church website: http://www.umc.org/topics/general-conference-2019-special-session

A Way Forward final report: http://www.umc.org/who-we-are/way-forward-report-released-in-all-four-official-languages-of-general-confe

A Simple Plan: https://www.facebook.com/notes/united-methodist-queer-clergy-caucus-public-page/a-simple-plan/609302416119407/

Circuit Rider Magazine download: https://www.ministrymatters.com/circuit_rider/139/decision-2019-one-with-christ-one-with-each-other-one-in-ministry-to-all-the-world-augsepoct-2018