Council of Bishops Shares A Narrative for The Continuing United Methodist Church


"...We must be one people, rooted in scripture, centered in Christ, serving in love, and united in the essentials. ..." (Graphic by Laurens Glass, UM News)

The Council of Bishops ended its fall meeting having spent time in worship, plenary and covenant groups as they seek God’s guidance to lead The United Methodist Church.

The bishops, from Africa, Asia, Europe, and North America, overwhelmingly approved a narrative that provides a framework and begins to paint a picture for the continuing United Methodist Church.

The document reminds United Methodists of Christ’s prayer for unity and the commandment to gather all to the table, to make space for one another, appreciate one another, and look for Christ in each other.

The bishops noted that they are “committed to strengthening every local church, where the word is preached and Christ is offered, and where the table is set before all who hunger and thirst for righteousness.”

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