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General Conference in May again will take up the question of whether all United Methodist bishops should have limited terms of office. Photo illustration by Kathleen Barry, United Methodist Communications

GC2016: Should bishops have term limits?

Multiple proposals heading to General Conference would limit how long bishops can serve and in some cases, require them to face re-election. Read More

United Methodist bishops will consider adopting a covenant of accountability based on their consecration vows.

Bishops urged to adopt accountability covenant

The proposal comes two months before the 2016 General Conference, where multiple petitions aimed at increasing accountability are on the table. Read More

Legislation is coming to General Conference, The United Methodist Church’s top lawmaking assembly, that if passed would require a definitive timeline for processing complaints against bishops under church law. General Conference will convene in May 2016 in Portland, Ore. Photo illustration by Kathleen Barry, United Methodist Communications

Proposals aim to increase bishop accountability

In the wake of two public complaints against United Methodist bishops, General Conference will get petitions to amend complaint process. Read More

The Rev. Benjamin David Hutchison stands by the sign of Cassopolis United Methodist Church where he served as pastor for two and a half years. He recently was forced to resign from his post at the church against the congregation's wishes. Photo courtesy of Benjamin David Hutchison

Gay pastor’s removal brings sadness, defiance

United Methodist clergy are now facing complaints for officiating at the pastor’s same-sex wedding in violation of church law. Read More

Bishop Warner H. Brown Jr., the new president of the Council of Bishops, accepts the gavel from Bishop Rosemarie Wenner in a ceremony Nov. 3 in Oklahoma City. Photo by Andrew Jensen, United Methodist Communications

Bishops called to be more accountable to each other

President of Council of Bishops says accountability requires collaboration and trust. Read More

GC2012: How to increase accountability?

Legislation aims to increase responsibility for disciple making. United Methodists ask how bishops can be more accountable too. Read More

Women’s Spirituality Club

Members focus on one self-improvement goal each year. From different faiths, they take on topics like prayer and the Sabbath. View

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