What's ahead for the UMC?


There are significant questions the global United Methodist Church (UMC) is currently pondering about the future of the UMC; a future that is likely to lead to new expressions of Methodism over the next couple of years. You may be wondering what conversations and actions are happening around the United Methodist connection in response to decisions made at GC2019. We have created this page where updates will be posted about the status and effects of the GC decisions, and discussions about the future of the UMC.

The Future of the UMC

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COR Leadership Institute

Rev. Adam Hamilton (Senior Pastor of Church of the Resurrection) has convened a group of lay and clergy leaders from across the United States to discuss potential new expressions of Methodism....

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Mainstream UMC

Mainstream UMC is a group that advocated for the One Church Plan. They continue to advocate for a more gracious Methodist church in its wake. You can read about how their mission has shifted based on the outcome...


Judicial Council

Judicial Council to meet April 23 – 26

The Judicial Council of the UMC is scheduled to meet April 23 – 26, to review and make declaratory decisions on the constitutionality of the Traditional Plan and Petition 90066, which outlines how a church might disaffiliate from the UMC over issues related to human sexuality.



Local Conversations

Living Into Beloved Community

At the 2019 Rio Texas Annual Conference, Bishop Karen Oliveto will speak about “Living Into Beloved Community" at the Peace & Justice luncheon on Thursday, June 6, at noon.


Clergy Pledge of Unity

A Clergy Pledge of Unity has been drafted and circulated for Rio Texas Conference pastors to sign to express support for conference...