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View the statement from Council of Bishops president Bishop Bruce R. Ough at the United Methodist General Conference on May 18.

Commission on a Way Forward

 

The Commission on a Way Forward was proposed by the Council of Bishops and approved by the 2016 General Conference to do a complete examination and possible revision of every paragraph of the Book of Discipline concerning human sexuality and explore options that help to maintain and strengthen the unity of the church. 

Learn more about the Commission, catch the latest news and review moderator updates. Contact us at wayforward@umcom.org.

Commission moderators emphasize mission as key to way forward

Commission moderators are urging United Methodists reflect on where they see mission at the heart of the denomination as well as seeing mission as significant for resolving conflict. Read More

Commission on a Way Forward prepares updated report to bishops

The Commission on a Way Forward is nearing the completion of its task of making recommendations of possible ways forward for The United Methodist Church regarding the inclusion of LGBTQ... Read More

The Council of Bishops prays for the bishops who are members of the Commission on a Way Forward.

Bishops uphold values of mission, unity, space, contextuality in interim report on Way Forward work

The Council of Bishops is exploring sketches of three models as possible directions for a way forward for The United Methodist Church. Read More