A diverse, 16-member group of United Methodist bishops and other leaders has offered a proposal that would preserve The United Methodist Church while allowing traditionalist-minded congregations to form a new denomination. The separating group would get $25 million in United Methodist funds and would keep its local church properties.
— Sam Hodges, UM News
Read Bishop Hee-Soo Jung's Response to the Protocol
Read the United Methodist News story on the Protocol
The author of United Methodism’s most popular long-term Bible study, the four-part Disciple Bible Study series, has issued a plea to the church “to heal and not divide” over the issue of homosexuality.