A Church in Crisis

United Methodism is at a crossroads. A special General Conference has been called for February 23-26, 2019, in St. Louis, Missouri, to address the church’s conflict over marriage and sexuality. The Commission on a Way Forward engaged in 16 months of study and meeting. It is proposing several options for resolving the conflict.

The choice before the delegates is clear. Will we continue to affirm the Bible’s teaching that God loves all persons and desires a relationship with all, and that certain human practices, including the practice of homosexuality, are contrary to God’s will and alienate us from him? Or will we change 2,000 years of church teaching in order to redefine marriage, affirm same-sex relationships, and allow practicing homosexuals to serve as ordained clergy?

We believe it is important for General Conference delegates and United Methodist members at large to understand what is at stake in the various proposals. The plan known as the “Modified Traditional Plan” maintains the current gracious and biblically-faithful position of The United Methodist Church. This website is designed to collect significant information and opinion pieces that promote the “Modified Traditional Plan.” We hope it is of service to the church.

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The Rev. Kenneth Levingston, the senior pastor of Jones Memorial United Methodist Church in Houston, shares his thoughts about unity, truth, the future of the denomination, and why he supports the Traditional Plan that will be put forward at the special General Conference in St. Louis. He is a General Conference delegate from the Texas Annual Conference

The Rev. Madeline Carassco Henners, a United Methodist elder in the Rio Texas Annual Conference, she discusses contextualization, unity and her concerns about the One Church Plan. Carassco Henners is a graduate of Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas, and Duke Divinity School in Durham, North Carolina. She is currently working on her doctoral degree at United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio.