United Methodist Church

United Methodists Would've Met This Week to Consider a Split. What Are They Doing Instead?

UMC General conference, Now the the UMC General conference meeting is on hold what is the denomination doing?

Calls to split the United Methodist denomination have grown since last year’s special session of the United Methodist General Conference approved the so-called Traditional Plan strengthening its bans on the ordination and marriage of LGBTQ United Methodists. But the split has been put on hold amid the pandemic.

Minnesota Methodists Say Rebooting Churches Can Be Helpful but Comes with Peril

Minnesota Methodists Say Rebooting Churches Can Be Helpful but Comes with Peril

After struggling to stay afloat, a Minnesota church chose to change its approach. The church pulled out pews installed by members’ grandparents. They cancelled events like an annual turkey dinner, a beloved community tradition, to focus on discussions about the church’s vision. They gradually tweaked services Sunday over Sunday. The first few changes were the hardest, according to Hein. But each one built trust for the next.

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