Items Tagged "Central Conferences"
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Africans look at changing the church’s map
The Africa Central Conference proposes splitting itself into four new central conferences. Such a move has implications for bishop elections and how the church does ministry. Read More
ʽDigital divide’ concern arises with African delegates
Some say use of tablet computers for gaining floor recognition puts them at a disadvantage. Read More
Committee upholds plan for 5 new African bishops in 2020
Central Conference Standing Committee holds to need for studying when to add new bishops in Africa and how to pay for those episcopal areas. Read More
Africans poised for clout at GC2016
Retreat prepares them to push for more clout and resources, and maintaining church law on homosexuality. Read More
GC2016: When to add bishops in Africa?
Committee wants comprehensive plan first, but others say the need is too great to wait. Read More
GC2016: Remaking the denomination’s map?
A number of proposals aim to change the church’s future by changing its organizational map. Read More
Commentary: Who really has a say at General Conference?
ʽVoice’ matters more than voting percentages, and most voices are white, male, American Read More
Africa Initiative plans pre-GC2016 gathering
Group wants to keep denomination’s current ordination rules and definition of marriage; hopes to empower and strengthen church in Africa. Read More
Profile from the Philippines: Framer Mella
This United Methodist leader believes the church can be a catalyst to provide education and a way out of poverty. View
History of The United Methodist Church in Europe
In Europe, the mission of The United Methodist Church and its predecessor bodies developed most strongly through migration between Europe and the U.S. Read More
History of The United Methodist Church in Asia
On the continent of Asia, the United Methodist presence has become limited to the Philippines and to recent missions in South-East Asia and Mongolia. Read More
History of The United Methodist Church in Africa
On the continent of Africa, the mission of The United Methodist Church and its predecessor bodies has developed through missionaries, who were mostly from the U.S. but also from Europe. Read More
Briefing previews 2016 General Conference debates
United Methodists heard about legislation regarding ordination, denominational restructuring, church investments and teachings on homosexuality. Read More
Central conferences depend on local pastors
Challenges abound, but non-ordained clergy ‘swing the arms’ in faith. Read More
Plans under way to make Discipline truly global
A committee for The United Methodist Church is trying to determine what parts of its Book of Discipline are not adaptable outside the U.S. Read More