UMC Split

United Methodist Church announces date, location for thrice-postponed General Conference

"In the meantime, the denomination — one of the largest in the United States — has begun to splinter, with some churches choosing to leave the United Methodist Church for the Global Methodist Church or to become independent." - RNS

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Traditional Methodists Search for New Path Forward

"Unlike most mainline denominations, United Methodism has never officially liberalized its teachings on sexuality and instead strengthened them at its last governing General Conference in 2019....So why would American United Methodist traditionalists now leave for the newly created Global Methodist Church?" - TGC

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Conservative UMC faction announces creation of 'Global Methodist Church' when schism is finalized

The new "denomination will not be officially launched until the UMC General Conference, scheduled for 2022, passes a separation measure known as the Protocol for Reconciliation and Grace through Separation. The Protocol, which will be up for debate at the General Conference" - C.Post

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United Methodists reschedule meeting — and decision on splitting — again

"The United Methodist Church has once again postponed its quadrennial meeting due to the COVID-19 pandemic, delaying further a widely anticipated vote by delegates from across the globe on a proposal to split the denomination over the inclusion of LGBTQ members." - BPNews

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United Methodists would've met this week to consider a split. What are they doing instead?

"Many U.S. United Methodist leaders see the delay as a blessing, allowing more time and cooler heads to consider a split. But some have also expressed concern over continuing harm to many in the denomination eager to move on after decades of debate over the role of LGBTQ Christians in the church." - RNS

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J. Greshem Machen’s 20th-century take on liberalism could guide faithful Methodists today

"When Princeton embraced liberal theology, Machen left and founded Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia to carry on Biblical training for Presbyterian clergy. When the Northern Presbyterian Church later suspended Machen and others for supporting Biblical missions, Machen exited that denomination to form the Orthodox Presbyterian Church as a Biblically faithful alternative." - WORLD

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