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.
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
Commission on a Way Forward drafts interim report to the bishops
Commission members agreed on presenting an interim report that emphasizes the need for unity of the UMC, yet recognizing the different theological understandings on LGBTQ identity. Read More
Commission on a Way Forward working on interim report to bishops
The Commission began its sixth meeting on October 30, 2017, with a devotion that challenged the members to be as one in the body of Christ. Read More