United Methodists

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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107 Florida congregations leaving UMC to join new conservative church network amid LGBT debate

"The Florida chapter of the Wesleyan Covenant Association, a theologically conservative Methodist group, announced Tuesday that 107 churches in the state had 'chosen to initiate the process to depart the Florida Conference of The United Methodist Church.'" - C.Post

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Global Methodist Church Launches, Though African Leaders Wait to Join

"Launching on May 1, the new denomination plans to uphold traditional, conservative Wesleyan theology but run on a lighter, leaner infrastructure that emphasizes grassroots accountability and ministry connections." - C.Today

Related: Virginia church leaving UMC over LGBT debate, joining theologically conservative network

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