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Many United Methodists feel anxiety as the denomination heads toward a special General Conference in 2019. Louisiana Area Bishop Cynthia Fierro Harvey, president-designate of the Council of Bishops, offers her thoughts on where we are as a church. Video screen capture by UMNS.

Seeing a Way Forward: Bishop Harvey

Louisiana Area Bishop Cynthia Fierro Harvey, president-designate of the Council of Bishops, offers her thoughts on where we are as a church. Read More

The Commission on a Way Forward suggests changes to our Book of Discipline. Photo by Mike DuBose, United Methodist Communications.

The Commission on a Way Forward report: What you should know

At a special session of General Conference in February 2019, The United Methodist Church will receive and act upon this report. Learn what's in it. Read More

We are called to a posture of prayer, praying for God’s leadership to guide us effectively in fulfilling the mission of the church.

In prayer, we can be one in Christ

We are called to a posture of prayer, praying for God’s leadership to guide us effectively in fulfilling the mission of the church. Read More

This special edition of Circuit Rider carefully considers the issues, from varied perspectives, facing The United Methodist Church as it prepares for the Special Session of General Conference in 2019.

One with Christ, One with each other, One in ministry to all the world

This special edition of Circuit Rider carefully considers the issues to be discussed at the Special Session of General Conference in 2019. Read More

More than 100 people from the Greater Northwest Episcopal Area participate in

When the topic is tough, we need to talk — and listen

As they prepare for the 2019 General Conference, many United Methodist churches and annual conferences are creating settings for people to engage in meaningful dialogue about sensitive topics. Read More

Hands in prayer. Photo illustration by Kathleen Barry, United Methodist Communications.

One faith, different understandings

United Methodists who adhere to the faith's core tenets often differ in their understandings of particular Scripture passages. Do these differences have to divide? Read More

The Bible: From Age to Age the Same?

The Bible is the top-selling book of all time, but what it really means to its readers has been a consistent source of debate. Read More

Commission on a Way Forward members seek to benefit the entire church. Photo by Maidstone Mulenga, United Methodist Council of Bishops.

Commission on a Way Forward: 5 things you need to know

A quick overview offers members of The United Methodist Church details about an important effort that will help shape the future of the denomination. Read More