Videos

The Rev. Shane L. Bishop is the Sr. Pastor of Christ Church in Fairview Heights, Illinois, and an ordained elder in the Illinois Great Rivers Conference. His congregation was recognized by Outreach Magazine as being one of the 100 Fastest Growing Churches in the United States for 2018. In this video, Bishop talk about why he supports the Traditional Plan instead of the One Church Plan. 

The Rev. Forbes Matonga is the pastor-in-charge at Nyadire Mission Centre in Zimbabwe. He is a member of the Commission on the Future of Africa University and a board member of Murewa Hospital. Matonga is a former national director of Christian Care, a Zimbabwean partner for the World Food Program and other humanitarian agencies in Harare. He previously served on the Connectional Table and on the 2012 General Conference Study Committee on the Worldwide Nature of The United Methodist Church (UMC). He was a UMC delegate to the World Council of Churches in Brazil. He has been a Central Conference delegate to General Conference since 2000.

The Rev. Bartholomew Sapalo is the dean of Quessua School of Theology in Malange, Angola East and a clergy member of the Angola East Annual Conference.

Cara Nicklas is an attorney in Oklahoma City, a General Conference delegate from the Oklahoma Annual Conference, and a council member of the Wesleyan Covenant Association. In this video, Nicklas explains why she believes The Modified Traditional plan has the best chance of keeping the greatest number of United Methodists united.

 

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.

Interviews with Rev. Thomas Lambrecht, vice president of Good News and submitter of the Traditional Plan for the Commission on a Way Forward

The Rev. Forbes Matonga, a pastor at the Nyadire Mission in Zimbabwe, discusses possible implications that decisions made at the special 2019 General Conference could have for The United Methodist Church in Africa.

Interviews with Dr. Maxie Dunnam, president emeritus of Asbury Seminary, minister-at-large at Christ UMC in Memphis, and submitter of the Modified Traditional Plan