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Key Bishops and Advocacy Group Leaders Propose Plan of Separation

By Walter Fenton A prominent group of 16 United Methodists released a detailed proposal today calling for an amicable separation of The United Methodist Church. The group included individuals representing all the major advocacy organizations affiliated with the church and eight bishops from around the world, including Bishop Kenneth Carter, current president of the Council … Continue Reading

Why a Mediated Negotiation?

By Keith Boyette This year, The United Methodist Church is 52 years old. Of course, the Methodist movement, currently composed of approximately 80 distinct Methodist denominations worldwide, is much older than that. The UM Church was formed from the union of The Methodist Church and the Evangelical United Brethren Church in 1968. Methodism, as with … Continue Reading

Global UM Leaders Reimagine a New Methodist Movement

Traditionalist United Methodist leaders from around the world have agreed on an expansive vision for a new, global Methodist church. Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia, March 2 – 4, episcopal leaders from Africa, Eurasia, the Philippines, and the United States, were joined by traditionalist clergy, and renewal and reform group leaders from the Confessing Movement, Good … Continue Reading

Transitioning to a New Church… in God’s Time

By Keith Boyette On May 5, the day The United Methodist Church’s General Conference was set to convene, UM advocacy groups, representative of each of the theological streams in the church, released comments on the significance of its postponement. Each of the groups (Mainstream UMC, Reconciling Ministries Network, UMForward, and the Wesleyan Covenant Association) remain … Continue Reading

Preparation for Launch

By Keith Boyette In Ecclesiastes 3, Solomon reminds us that there is a time for every activity under the heavens. The times we live in seem strange indeed. Any sense of normalcy has been replaced by the knowledge we have never walked this road before. Many routines have been disrupted. The journey we are on … Continue Reading

A Sure Hope for a Faithful Future

By Keith Boyette The United Methodist Church is now less than one year away from a defining General Conference that was postponed earlier this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Given the long delay, some United Methodists are wondering if the Protocol for Reconciliation and Grace through Separation has been derailed. And concerns about it … Continue Reading

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WCA Viewpoint

The purpose of the new program is to answer questions WCA members and friends have regarding transitional issues United Methodists will need to navigate should The United Methodist Church’s 2021 General Conference adopt the “Protocol for Reconciliation and Grace through Separation.” The program will also answer questions about the WCA’s draft “Book of Doctrines and Disciplines,” and general issues related to the launching of a new, traditional and global Methodist church. The first episode is available in our App on our Facebook page and YouTube channel.

Holy Conversations Podcast: The WCA Podcast

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We encourage you to order our brochures.  It is a great resources for one to have to share about the WCA at your next meeting or event.  These brochures serve to inform others about the WCA, our mission, and our values.

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Read the draft "Book of Doctrines and Discipline"

With increasing clarity, the WCA will continue to prepare for the launch of a new traditionalist Methodist church. And to that end, we continue to develop a draft Book of Doctrines and Discipline for such a church. We have invited engagement around the ideas presented in the draft and are encouraged by the respectful dialogue it has engendered. The WCA continues to refine its work and welcomes input from others.

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Check out the "Protocol of Reconciliation and Grace through Separation"

The WCA believes the protocol agreement’s implementing legislation would allow us to move forward into a more hopeful and faithful future, eager to share the love and grace of God with all people.

Check out the Protocol here.

Learn about the Mediation Team here.

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A Firm Foundation

The Book can be a resource for a church’s leadership team or small groups to engage not only the present challenges but promising future for the people called Methodist. Each chapter of the Book concludes with thoughtful questions to invite conversation. Order your copy today!

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Most Recent Articles

The High Calling and High Challenges of Discipling Teens

By Elizabeth Fink October 22, 2021 “Teenagers” and “discipleship.” Do those two words strike fear in your heart? Alone they can be unnerving, but together, they make even the most dedicated pastors, parents, and laypeople shake in their boots. Many of us have spent hours desperately trying to find the most effective process for discipling … Continue Reading

Mt. Bethel UM Church Files Counter Suit

By Walter Fenton October 15, 2021 Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church has filed a counterclaim against the North Georgia Annual Conference’s Board of Trustees in a matter stemming from Bishop Sue Haupert-Johnson’s decision to reappoint the Rev. Dr. Jody Ray, the congregation’s senior pastor. Both Ray and Mt. Bethel’s Staff Parish Relations Committee (SPRC) and … Continue Reading

A Tribute to Dr. William “Billy” J. Abraham

By Keith Boyette, President Wesleyan Covenant Association It was with heavy hearts that we learned this past Friday afternoon of the sudden passing of Dr. William “Billy” J. Abraham. Billy was a world-renowned theologian, a passionate teacher, a gifted writer, and a wonderfully witty and inspiring speaker; above all, he was a warm-hearted, devoted disciple … Continue Reading

Sharing Information Freely, Fairly, and Fully

By Keith Boyette October 8, 2021 I just returned from Nairobi, Kenya. Yes, you read that right. I traveled with four colleagues from the United States to meet with sixteen Methodist leaders who came from countries across Africa. All of us, whether we came from the U.S. or from Liberia, Zimbabwe, Cote d’Ivoire, the Democratic … Continue Reading