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Commission on a Way Forward: News Releases

 
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

Commission on a Way Forward to meet in Chicago next month

The Commission on a Way Forward will convene in Chicago July 19-21 to continue its work concerning human sexuality and exploring options for the future of The United Methodist Church... Read More

Members of the Commission on a Way Forward hold discussions in small groups during their meeting in Washington, D.C., April 6-8, where they began to consider possible outcomes of the task entrusted to them by General Conference. (Photo by Maidstone Mulenga)

Commission on a Way Forward optimistic of future, delves into tough task

Members of the Commission on a Way Forward, in a recent meeting in Washington, D.C., expressed optimism at reaching consensus on a plan or plans to guide the Council... Read More

Commission moves onward and forward

Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia this week, the Commission on a Way Forward continued to make progress towards completing the groundwork for their task. Read More

Commission moderator Bishop Ken Carter (center, right) interviews Bishop Woodie White at the Commission on a Way Forward gathering on February 27 in Atlanta, Georgia.

Commission on a Way Forward convenes in Atlanta

The second meeting of the Commission on a Way Forward got underway in Atlanta February 27, as commission members spent time in reflection, discussion and work team meetings. Read More

Commission on a Way Forward members (L-R) Bishop Gregory Palmer, Jasmine Rose Smothers, Dave Nuckols and Jorge Acevedo

Commission on a Way Forward holds organizational meeting

The Commission on a Way Forward held its first meeting in Atlanta, Georgia January 23-26, 2017, with 32 members from nine countries in attendance. Read More

Praying Our Way Forward Phase 2 Commences January 1

The second phase of the "Praying Our Way Forward" initiative will be launched New Year’s Day with 75 weeks of focused prayer for The United Methodist Church. The 18 month effort... Read More

Council of Bishops Names 32 Commission Members

The United Methodist Council of Bishops has announced the membership of the Commission on a Way Forward. Read More

Bishop Bruce R. Ough reads a statement about sexuality and the church from the denomination's Council of Bishops on May 18 at the 2016 United Methodist General Conference in Portland, Ore. Photo by Paul Jeffrey, UMNS.

Commission on a Way Forward: Membership Selection Progresses

The Executive Committee of the Council of Bishops has narrowed the list of potential nominees for membership on the Commission on a Way Forward to 29 individuals. Read More

Update on Commission on a Way Forward

The Council of Bishops Executive Committee says that an overwhelming number of nominations for the Commission on a Way Forward has delayed the appointment of commission members. Read More

Council launches prayer initiative: Praying Our Way Forward

As plans are underway for the establishment of a Commission on a Way Forward, the Council of Bishops is setting in motion a parallel prayer initiative called “Praying Our Way... Read More

Council Executive Committee Affirms Unity, Moves Forward

The Council of Bishops' Executive Committee has approved a framework for implementing the Commission on a Way Forward and took a step toward a called session of the General Conference... Read More

Council of Bishops meets post-General Conference

Meeting post-General Conference, the Council of Bishops prayed for the ongoing unity of the church and discussed the next steps in their proposal, "An Offering for a Way Forward." Read More

An Offering For A Way Forward

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