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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

Bishop Scott Jones speaks at Dallas meeting of church leaders to discuss the denomination's future.

Bishops, leaders of UMC-related institutions optimistic of denomination’s future

Several leaders of United Methodist Church-related institutions recently met in Dallas where they voiced optimism and are preparing for possible changes in the global denomination that could occur as a... Read More

Commission on a Way Forward meets March 19-22 to prepare final report

The 32-member Commission on a Way Forward will meet in Los Angeles on March 19-22 to prepare a final report to be submitted to the Council of the Bishops for... Read More

Bishops Leo Soriano (left), Mike McKee and Sally Dyck participate in Communion on February 27.

Commission on a Way Forward clarifies values as it presents two sketches to bishops

The Council of Bishops, receiving an updated report from the Commission on a Way Forward, pondered the question of what is the Christ's way forward for doing mission and ministry... Read More