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Critical Articles In A Time of Transition

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 Any sense of normalcy has been replaced by the knowledge we have never walked this road before.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

FAQ about the Transitional Leadership Council

Earlier this year, when a group of United Methodist leaders shared a proposal for an amicable separation of the UM Church, it seems fair to say most United Methodists greeted the news with a mix of sadness and relief. Led by the late Bishop John Yambasu, the 16 member mediation team produced the now widely known … Continue Reading

Forward into a Faithful Future

By Keith Boyette January 15, 2021 Launched in October 2016, the Wesleyan Covenant Association’s mission has evolved with events. We have never wavered in upholding the Lordship of Jesus and the authority of Scripture over our individual and corporate lives. We have been passionate in our commitment to the great confessions of the Christian faith … Continue Reading

The Global Methodist Church

March 1, 2021 By Walter Fenton The Transitional Leadership Council, a 17 member team of theologically conservative Methodists, has released information on the Global Methodist Church. The council said the new church will officially come into existence when a United Methodist General Conference adopts the implementing legislation for the Protocol for Reconciliation and Grace through … Continue Reading

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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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

Learning and Living the Christian Faith

By Walter Fenton July 30, 2021 “Pastor, when those Jehovah’s Witness people come to my door, I pretend not to be home,” said Barb, a church member at a church I served. “But it’s not just that I don’t want to talk to them; I’m embarrassed that I can’t explain my faith as well they … Continue Reading

Hearts of Peace Can Still Prevail

By Keith Boyette July 23, 2021 Since the January 2020 announcement of the Protocol for Reconciliation and Grace through Separation United Methodists, whether they identify as centrist, progressive, or traditionalist, have tried hard to honor a spirit of peace among one another. People have largely refrained from provocative acts that would plunge the church back … Continue Reading

An Episcopal Fiasco in North Georgia

By Walter Fenton July 16, 2021 CORRECTION: After the posting of this article it was brought to our attention that on July 7, 2021, the North Georgia Annual Conference announced that the Rev. Brian Tillman had been appointed to be the conference’s first Director of Inclusion and Advocacy.” We have removed from the article the paragraph … Continue Reading

Rev. Angela Pleasants Joins WCA Leadership Team

By Walter Fenton July 9, 2021 The Wesleyan Covenant Association is pleased to announce that the Rev. Angela Pleasants has joined its leadership team. She will serve as its Vice President for Clergy and Church Relations, assisting clergy and local churches that seek to align with the Global Methodist Church. “I have rarely met a … Continue Reading