After a judge dismissed their lawsuit, the 36 churches in the Western North Carolina Conference agreed to leave under the denomination's exit plan.
A group of 36 United Methodist churches in North Carolina have agreed to leave the denomination.
In the latest wave of departures from the United Methodist Church, the Florida Conference of the United Methodist Church voted last week to approve the disaffiliation of another 46 churches.
Most plan to join the new Global Methodist Church
Another large contingency of church congregations is exiting the United Methodist Church (UMC) denomination—this time in Iowa.
White’s Chapel plans to invite others to join the Methodist Collegiate Church once its disaffiliation is approved by Central Texas United Methodists next month
When White’s Chapel’s members voted to disaffiliate in November, they decided not to join the Global Methodist Church, in part because congregants, who hold a diversity of views, want to be a healing agent among ...
United Methodist bishops from across the globe are meeting this week for the first time in person since the COVID-19 pandemic.
Bishop Thomas Bickerton told the United Methodist Church’s Council of Bishops it was time to pivot, as the denomination has been losing churches since a 2019 special session of its General Conference approved a disaffiliation ...
Largest lawsuit of its kind
More than 180 churches have joined together to sue the North Georgia Conference and its leaders, seeking to leave The United Methodist Church with property.
The fledgling Global Methodist Church has announced a list of recommended educational institutions for candidates seeking ordination as a deacon or elder.
Bishop Scott Jones isn’t the first United Methodist bishop to join the Global Methodist Church since the theologically conservative denomination launched in May, but his exit from the UMC has arguably caused the greatest stir.
The Confessing Movement, a lay-led conservative Christian movement that pushed back against the influence of liberalism and progressivism in the United Methodist Church, has shut down in reaction to the recent launch of a new ...
The floodgates are opening, and congregations are leaving the United Methodist Church
By the end of this year (the deadline for exiting with church property) at least 3,000 and possibly 5,000 churches are expected to exit.