Longing For A Better Way Forward

After six meetings held over ten months, the Commission on a Way Forward, presented its preliminary report to the Council of Bishops (“COB”) earlier this week.  At its fall meeting, the COB considered the report’s merits, which included sketches of three models for proceeding forward, but did not express a preference for any one of […]

2017 Global Gathering Presentations

Rev. Kenneth Levingston, pastor of Jones Memorial United Methodist Church in Houston, TX, preached a powerful message based on Ezekiel 37 – “Can These Bones Live?”  Rev. Levingston declares that the passage is not about the bones, but about the “Spirit of the Living God which is alive and active and calling into life that […]

2017 Global Gathering Presentations

In an inspiring, but direct presentation, Cara Nicklas, Wesley Covenant Association Council member and a laywoman from the Oklahoma Annual Conference, challenges laity to rededicate themselves to a fulsome expression of the Christian faith in the Wesleyan way. “Lay friends, we need to talk,” says Nicklas. “We need to talk amongst ourselves about our role […]

Encountering God in Scripture

“The Bible isn’t just a book of statements about God; it is a pathway into God’s very life,” writes Dr. David Watson in his new book The Life of God: Why the Bible Matters Today More than Ever (Seedbed). Watson, Academic Dean and Vice President for Academic Affairs and Associate Professor of New Testament at United […]

How to think of us

Watch the video Preparing a Plan for the Future The Wesleyan Covenant Association (WCA) believes that United Methodism will look very different from how it looks today after the 2019 special General Conference. The mandate given to the Bishops’ Commission on a Way Forward is very expansive and offers the opportunity for major structural changes […]

WCA Staff Appointment

The Wesleyan Covenant Association is pleased to announce that the Rev. Walter Fenton has joined the WCA as its vice-president for strategic engagement. A Yale Divinity School graduate, Walter was ordained deacon (1996) and elder (1998) in the Detroit Annual Conference, and transferred to the Greater New Jersey Annual Conference in 2003. In addition to […]

Dreaming of unity

We commend the following article written by Rev. Bob Kaylor, pastor of Tri-Lakes United Methodist Church in Monument, Colorado, which is a helpful contribution to the ongoing discernment of what constitutes biblical unity for the church: “What does unity in the church look like?” As I pondered my response… Read More

Engage the Core Principles of Our Faith

The Wesleyan Covenant Association’s new resource, “A Firm Foundation: Hope and Vision for a New Methodist Future,” is now available for United Methodist laity and clergy.  The book sets forth our understanding of the Christian faith according to the Wesleyan tradition.  Recognized leaders in our denomination like Maxie Dunnam, Carolyn Moore, David Watson, and several others are […]