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WCA Resources

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

Where Do We Go From Here?

By Keith Boyette Today, we were to be meeting in Minneapolis, Minnesota for the convening of The United Methodist Church’s 2020 General Conference. But as we are all aware, the COVID-19 virus radically disrupted those plans as it has disrupted nearly every other aspect of our lives. The world has changed. I hear people longing … 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 Any sense of normalcy has been replaced by the knowledge we have never walked this road before.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

For the Sake of Your Local Church

By Walter Fenton Photo by Leslie Cross on Unsplash Local United Methodist churches have plenty of challenges to contend with right now. In the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic many are finding ways to reopen sanctuaries so members can worship God together while still allowing for social distancing. Where possible, pastors and lay ministers are … 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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Order Our Brochures

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.

Order them here.

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.

Read the draft book here.

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.

Buy "A Firm Foundation"

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

African Bishops and the Protocol for Reconciliation and Grace through Separation

by Walter Fenton November 20, 2020 A recent press release issued by The United Methodist Church’s Council of Bishops on behalf of African episcopal leaders has stirred speculation about the viability of the Protocol for Reconciliation and Grace through Separation. The Protocol is the widely known plan calling for the amicable separation of The United … Continue Reading

WCA Awards Grants to Twelve Ministries in Central Conferences

November 13, 2020 The Global Council of the Wesleyan Covenant Association recently celebrated the approval of ministry grants totaling $180,150. The grants were disbursed from its Central Conference Ministry Fund to support twelve ministries in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Namibia, Nigeria, the Philippines, and Zimbabwe. The Central Conference Ministry Fund was established … Continue Reading

How Many Local Churches?

by Walter Fenton November 6, 2020 “If the 2021 General Conference adopts the implementing legislation for the Protocol for Reconciliation and Grace through Separation, how many local churches would there be in the new traditionalist Methodist church?” It is an interesting and important question, and for strategic and planning purposes, it would be very helpful … Continue Reading

That All May Know

October 30, 2020 by Keith Boyette Demographers tell us that approximately 3.22 billion people globally have no access to the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The current world population is estimated to be 7.75 billion people. Over forty percent of the world’s people groups have no indigenous community of believing Christians able to reach the rest … Continue Reading

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Chicago Resources

View the videos from the first meeting of the WCA. Relive what happened at the beginning of our movement.

Memphis Resources

Our second WCA event was held April 28th through the 30th 2017 in Memphis, Tennessee, and the presence of God was evident.

Houston Resources

The theme of the 2017 Global Gathering was “Move – On Mission With God.”  God invites us to lay aside human endeavors and agendas, and make ourselves available for the purposes God is revealing in this age.