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Commission on a Way Forward: News Releases

 
With the amended call, members of the Commission on a Way Forward  - not the bishops -  will present the report to the 2019 Special Session of General Conference.

UMC Bishops amend call for 2019 Special Session of General Conference

The Council of Bishops has amended its call for the 2019 Special Session of the General Conference of The United Methodist Church. Read More

Commission on a Way Forward releases final videos for 2019 General Conference

The Commission on a Way Forward has released the final two videos of a 10-video series that the Commission hopes will inform The United Methodist Church on its processes and... Read More

Commission on a Way Forward offers more video resources for 2019 General Conference

The Commission on a Way Forward releases additional video resources to share their experiences and learnings. Read More

Commission offers video resources for UMC, delegates to 2019 General Conference

The Commission on a Way Forward offers videos to share their experiences and learnings. Read More

Bishops clarify statement on Commission on a Way Forward recommendation

The Council of Bishops has issued a clarifying statement to declare that the One Church Plan will be placed before the 2019 General Conference for legislative action. Read More

(l-r) Bishops Ken Carter, Sandra Steiner Ball and David Yemba, Commission on a Way Forward moderators, preside over final meeting.

Commission ends its work; hears bishops’ recommendation for a way forward

The 32-member Commission on a Way Forward for The United Methodist Church concluded its ninth and final meeting in Nashville. Read More

(l-r) Outgoing COB President Bishop Bruce Ough, incoming COB President Bishop Ken Carter and COB President-designate Bishop Cynthia Harvey address a press conference at the end of the Council of Bishops meeting on May 4, 2018.

United Methodist Bishops Recommend a Way Forward

United Methodist bishops, meeting in Chicago, engaged in a prayerful process to discern a way forward. At the conclusion of the discernment process, the Council of Bishops strongly approved the... Read More

Members of the Commission on a Way Forward participate in a letting-go prayer  at the end of their four-day meeting at El Segundo United Methodist Church in Los Angeles on Thursday, March 22.

Commission members grateful to serve, complete work on final report

Members of the Commission on a Way Forward expressed gratitude at the opportunity to be part of the Commission and they signaled hope for The United Methodist Church as they... Read More

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

Bishops to receive, discuss updated report from Commission on a Way Forward

With attention on the missional and theological foundations of The United Methodist Church, the Council of Bishops is preparing to receive an updated report from the Commission on a Way... 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

The Commission on a Way Forward convened in Nashville, Tennessee, October 30 - November 1, 2017.

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

The Commission on a Way Forward gathers during its October 2017 meeting in Nashville, Tennessee.

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

Commission starts to sketch options for the way forward

The Commission on a Way Forward has started sketching models to share with the Council of Bishops as options for finding a way forward for The United Methodist Church (UMC)... Read More

Commission on a Way Forward prepares for critical meeting in Berlin

United Methodists asked to continue to pray for the Commission members as they work to discern options for a way forward Read More

Commission on a Way Forward issues status report

The Commission on a Way Forward has released a status report updating the church and the leaders on the faithful work of the Commission after four meetings. Read More

Commission on a Way Forward meets in Chicago

The Commission on a Way Forward held its fourth meeting on July 19-21 at the Wespath building in Chicago, Illinois. Read More