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Council launches prayer initiative: Praying Our Way Forward
As plans are underway for the establishment of a Commission on a Way Forward, the Council of Bishops is setting in motion a parallel prayer initiative called “Praying Our Way... Read More
Council Executive Committee Affirms Unity, Moves Forward
The Council of Bishops' Executive Committee has approved a framework for implementing the Commission on a Way Forward and took a step toward a called session of the General Conference... Read More
COB President Addresses Western Jurisdiction Episcopal Election Results
Bishop Bruce R. Ough, president of the United Methodist Council of Bishops, issued a statement regarding the results of the Western Jurisdictional Conference Episcopal election. Read More
Council president speaks following shooting deaths
Bishop Bruce R. Ough, president of the United Methodist Council of Bishops, issued a statement on behalf of the Council in the wake of shootings in the U.S. Read More
Survey provides insight into what seekers want from church
A new survey from United Methodist Communications finds that spiritual growth and genuine community are the top motivators for attending church. Read More
Council President: Statement on the Orlando shooting
Bishop Bruce R. Ough, president of the United Methodist Council of Bishops, issued a statement about the June 12 mass shooting in Orlando, Florida. Read More
Council of Bishops Announces Staff Reorganization
The United Methodist Council of Bishops announced today a plan to reorganize its current staffing structure to better align with the Council’s mission and vision and provide for a... Read More
Council of Bishops meets post-General Conference
Meeting post-General Conference, the Council of Bishops prayed for the ongoing unity of the church and discussed the next steps in their proposal, "An Offering for a Way Forward." Read More
Council of Bishops follows tradition with letter to the church
Reviving a tradition that is more than 200 years old, the United Methodist Council of Bishops sent this letter today to the people of The United Methodist Church following the 2016 General... Read More
Connectional Table Chair passes to Bishop Christian Alsted
The Connectional Table welcomed their new chairperson, Bishop Christian Alsted of the Nordic and Baltic Episcopal Area, who was appointed by the Council of Bishops for the 2017 – 2020 quadrennium. Read More