This page maintained by Rev. Don Underwood, a retired United Methodist pastor. It is to intended to provide a "go-to" place for referring persons for reading material about the crisis currently being experienced by the UMC. I am of a "traditional"/orthodox persuasion, , and these articles will reflect that orientation. However, I may post articles from other perspectives to provide access to better understand our situation; such articles will be so noted.
Listed here are links to online reading about the various proposals before the General Conference of the UMC, to be held May 5-20, 2020 in Minneapolis, MN.
Analysis of Several Plans to Define or Redefine the UMC
POSTED 09/27/19. Article by Rev. Chris Ritter, a UM Pastor serving in Illinois; for several years he has written cogently about the crisis the UMC is experiencing.
Decisions We'll Have to Make after General Conference 2020
POSTED 10/04/2019. Article by Rev. Shane Bishop, another UM Pastor serving in Illinois; he is the pastor of a thriving UM congregation and has been named a "Distinguished Evangelist" in the UMC.
The Indianapolis Plan as a way forward in the UMC Conflict
Rev. Tom Lambrecht argues that the Indianapolis Plan offers the best solution to resolve the impasse The UMC is facing.