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Global Methodist Church Announces Partnership with Planters Field Training Academy

By Dianne Burnett The Global Methodist Church’s Transitional Leadership Council recently endorsed and entered into a partnership with the Planters…

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2:42 Conference Affirms Hopeful Future of the GMC

By Dianne Burnett The first ever 2:42 Conference, hosted by the Global Methodist Church, recently took place at Lake Junaluska…

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GM Church’s Transitional Leadership Council Offers Proposals on the Nature of the Episcopacy

By Walter B. Fenton The Global Methodist Church’s Transitional Leadership Council is proposing the election of interim bishops to serve…

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Convening General Conference Update

With the highly anticipated convening General Conference in San Jose, Costa Rica, rapidly approaching, the Global Methodist Church is delighted…

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Celebrating God’s Call to Lead

By Erik Grayson “You’re the presiding elder?” and “You’re too young!”  are two examples of phrases I have heard over…

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A Stunning Reversal

By Suzanne Nicholson Broken An Easter Poem death has the last word. We cannot say Life has won. Your eyes…

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Texas Panhandle Fires: Global Methodist Churches Need Your Help

The devastating Texas Panhandle wildfires that began on February 26, have been fully contained. As those living in the affected…

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GM Church Seeks Qualified Applicants for Connectional Operations Officer

The Global Methodist Church is seeking an experienced leader to serve as its connectional operations officer. As a key member…

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Boyette Announces Retirement

By Walter B. Fenton The Rev. Keith Boyette, the Global Methodist Church’s Chief Connectional Officer, has informed the Transitional Leadership…

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Constitution for the Global Methodist Church Recommended to Convening General Conference

By Walter B. Fenton This past Monday, the Global Methodist Church’s Transitional Leadership Council voted to propose a constitution to…

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GM Church General Conference Delegates Allocated to Provisional Annual Conferences and Districts

By Dianne Burnett On Monday, March 4, 2024, the Transitional Leadership Council approved an allocation of 260 delegates to the…

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Critical Document Released for the GM Church’s Convening General Conference

By Walter Fenton The Global Methodist Church’s Transitional Leadership Council has announced the release of a document setting forth a…

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Korean-American Provisional Annual Conference a First for the Global Methodist Church

By Walter Fenton Earlier this month, the Global Methodist Church’s Transitional Leadership Council authorized the launch of its first non-geographical…

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An Ash Wednesday Invitation: Examining Our Desire Toward God

By Bishop Mark J. Webb Sometimes we get so busy living, that we forget the purpose for our lives. Then…

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Dianne Burnett to serve as GM Church’s First Director of Communications

By Walter B. Fenton “I am incredibly humbled and filled with excitement as I prepare to join the remarkable team…

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GM Church Hires John Lomperis to Serve as General Conference Business Manager

By Walter B. Fenton The Rev. Keith Boyette, the Global Methodist Church’s Chief Connectional Officer, has announced that John Lomperis…

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Making Room for Delegates and Others at the Global Methodist Church’s Convening General Conference

By Walter Fenton The Global Methodist Church’s Transitional Leadership Council has announced that approximately 350 delegates from all around the…

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Plans for GMC’s Convening General Conference Gather Pace in New Year

By Walter Fenton “Prayer teams and networks all around the Global Methodist Church are daily calling on the Lord for…

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GM Church Reveals General Conference Theme

By Walter B. Fenton The Global Methodist Church’s Transitional Leadership Council has released the logo and theme for its convening…

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Why Guidestone?

The Global Methodist Church is committed to providing benefits that are aligned with our values and that enhance the well-being…

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Local Global Methodist Churches Spring Up in the Desert Southwest

By Walter B. Fenton Taking root and growing in the desert is no easy task, but two new Global Methodist…

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GMC Announces Relationship with GuideStone Financial Resources

Upon the recommendation of the Global Methodist Church’s Benefits Team the Church’s Transitional Leadership Council has approved a shift from…

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Surrendering to God’s Purposes

By Keith Boyette Over my years of ministry, I have marked each new year by participating in Wesley’s Covenant Service.…

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A Christmas Season Message from Bishop Scott J. Jones: Turning Points

December 29, 2023 Turning points mark major transitions in our lives. Sometimes they are personal. When I think about my…

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A Christmas Message from Bishop Mark J. Webb: The Right Spot

December 24, 2023 I have such fond memories of the Christmas season in my life as a child. I grew…

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God Makes a Way for Us

By Gabriella Kopas December 20, 2023 And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring…

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Herods, Past and Present

By Arturo Cadar December 13, 2023 When they had gone, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a…

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Advent Hope for a Genuine Methodist Revival

By Luther Oconer December 6, 2023 I come from a country where anticipation for Christmas begins as early as September…

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The GMC Store Opens Today

By Walter Fenton December 4, 2023 The Global Methodist Church has opened the GMC Store, an online site where its…

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The Time of Advent

By Henriette Lokoto Okele November 29, 2023 Dear brothers and sisters, in this time of our existence, when we face…

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Rev. Angela Pleasants Steps Down from Global Methodist Church Staff

The Reverend Angela Pleasants has announced her departure from her position as Director of Clergy and Church Relations with the…

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Rev. Dr. Edward W. Williamson Joins Global Methodist Church and is Designated Bishop Emeritus

November 27, 2023 At its November 20, 2023, weekly meeting, The Global Methodist Church’s Transitional Leadership Council received the Rev.…

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Let Peace Reign

By Cara Nicklas November 22, 2023 Like many families, mine does not settle for just one Thanksgiving dinner. On Thanksgiving…

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GM Church Seeks Qualified Applicants for General Conference Business Manager

The Global Methodist Church is seeking an experienced leader to serve as its General Conference Business Manager. The selected applicant…

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Provisional GMC Annual Conferences Flourish in 2023

By Walter B. Fenton November 15, 2023 “At the beginning of this year, I never imagined I’d be in the…

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GM Church Seeks Qualified Applicants for Executive Communications Director

The Global Methodist Church is seeking an experienced and dynamic Executive Communications Director to lead and manage our communications and…

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Sharing the Good News in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

By Walter B. Fenton November 08, 2023 “We have over 300 local churches in the country meeting under trees or…

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The Woodlands Methodist Church to Offer Online Training for Church Planters and Multipliers

By Walter B. Fenton November 1, 2023 “It is worth remembering that this church started from nothing,” said the Rev.…

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GM Church Continues Preparing for Its Convening General Conference

By Walter B. Fenton October 25, 2023 Plans for the Global Methodist Church’s convening General Conference in San Jose, Costa…

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The Journey to the GM Church’s Convening General Conference

By Walter B. Fenton October 18, 2023 “Honestly, planning the Church’s first General Conference is like being the first people…

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GM Church Chaplaincy Ministry Gains Momentum

By Walter Fenton October 11, 2023 The Global Methodist Church’s Endorsement Ministry continues to grow and gain momentum. The ministry…

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Global Methodist Church’s Convening General Conference Set for San Jose, Costa Rica

By Walter Fenton October 4, 2023 The Global Methodist Church’s Transitional Leadership Council has announced that the new denomination’s convening…

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A Church Rising:

First Global Methodist Church Dallas By Walter Fenton September 27, 2023 “God is giving us a great opportunity to start…

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Embracing Our God-Sized Mission

By Keith Boyette September 20, 2023 The Global Methodist Church exists to make disciples of Jesus Christ who worship passionately,…

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Global Methodist Church Now Operating or Organizing in All Fifty U.S. States

By Walter B. Fenton September 13, 2023 With the recent authorizations of a transitional district advisory team (TDAT) in Virginia…

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Kenyan Congregations Join Global Methodist Church

By Walter B. Fenton September 6, 2023 Fifty-eight local United Methodist congregations in Kenya voted to withdraw from The United…

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Laborers for the Harvest: The Importance, Meaning, and Joy of Clergy Ordinations

By Bishop Scott J. Jones August 30, 2023 Jesus said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers…

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The Rise of the GM Church in the U.S. Northeast: A Conversation with Rev. Steven Taylor

By Walter B. Fenton In just 15 months the Global Methodist Church has welcomed 3,150 local congregations, launched 13 provisional…

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Disaster Relief for Fire in Maui

According to news reports, almost the entire city of Lahaina, Hawaii, on the island of Maui, was destroyed by fire.…

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First Things First: Part One of the Transitional Book of Doctrines and Discipline

By Walter B. Fenton In just 16 pages, near the very front of its Transitional Book of Doctrines and Discipline,…

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Seven Ways To Reintroduce Your Global Methodist Church Congregation to Your Community

By Chassity Neckers “We are excited you are here!” This is something I say to a new person every Sunday…

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A Book for Every Member

By Walter B. Fenton “Pastor, I’m honored you’d ask . . .,” and then the word every pastor of a…

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Truett Seminary’s Alternative Educational Pathway Approved

The Transitional Leadership Council of the Global Methodist Church has approved Truett Seminary’s Pastoral Studies Program as an alternative educational…

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Watch Us Grow

By Keith Boyette Fifteen months from its launch, the Global Methodist Church continues to grow and mature. Much has occurred…

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“Break Camp . . . Go Forward”

By Bishop Scott J. Jones God’s church is on the move! That idea was proclaimed by dozens of persons wearing…

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New Resource Offered to Enhance Safety and Protection of Children, Youth, and Vulnerable Adults

By Keith Boyette The church must be a safe place for persons of all ages to experience the presence and…

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Rev. Dr. Young Jin Cho Joins Global Methodist Church and is Designated Bishop Emeritus

By Walter B. Fenton At its June 19, 2023, weekly meeting, the Global Methodist Church’s Transitional Leadership Council (TLC) received…

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Sowing in Tears, Reaping in Joy

By Walter B. Fenton According to a recent Christianity Today article nearly 6,000 local churches have disaffiliated from The United…

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The Global Methodist Church in Central and Eastern Europe

By Bishop Mark J. Webb “I thank my God in all my remembrance of you, always offering prayer with joy…

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The Importance of Connectionalism for Methodists

By Bishop Mark J. Webb My mother-in-law loved to do jigsaw puzzles. I did not share that love, because of…

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An Essential Source for a Growing Church

By Walter B. Fenton “The inspiration for the name of the Global Methodist Church’s e-newsletter – Crossroads – came from…

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Rev. Dr. Robert Hayes Joins Global Methodist Church and is Designated Bishop Emeritus

By Walter B. Fenton At its May 22, 2023, weekly meeting, The Global Methodist Church’s Transitional Leadership Council (TLC) received…

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Global Methodist Church’s Catechism Now in Print

By Walter B. Fenton The Global Methodist Church is pleased to announce that Seedbed has published a Catechism of the…

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Connectional Funding – Keeping The Focus on the Ministry of the Local Church

By Keith Boyette An overarching goal for the Global Methodist Church is to ensure that as much of the tithes…

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Connecting Local Churches Together

By Walter B. Fenton “We’re looking forward to making connections with other local Global Methodist churches in our area and…

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Beyond These Walls Conference Propels Missions

By Paul Lawler The Global Methodist Church recently served as the primary sponsor of the Beyond These Walls Conference, drawing over 600 participants…

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The GM Church Beyond the U.S.

By Keith Boyette As the Global Methodist Church prepares to observe its first anniversary on May 1, 2023, it is…

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The Ministry of Building a New Connection

By Walter B. Fenton “I am sold out and all in for the Global Methodist Church,” said Ms. Katherine Reiley,…

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Congregational and Clergy Applications Move Online

By Keith Boyette On March 20, the application process for local churches and clergy to be aligned with the Global…

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Mid-America Christian University Approved as Recommended Educational Institution

Keith Boyette  Mid-America Christian University (MACU), a private Christian university located in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, has been approved as a…

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Hosanna in the Midst of Holy Week

By Bishop Mark J. Webb “Hosanna!  Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord; blessed is the…

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Serving a Missionary God

By Bishop Scott J. Jones Methodism has been a missionary movement since its very beginning. One of the earliest description…

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GM Church Launches New Online Application Process for Clergy and Local Churches

By Keith Boyette Local churches and clergy wanting to join the Global Methodist Church will now complete and submit their…

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Second Alternative Educational Pathway Approved

By Keith Boyette The Global Methodist Church’s Transitional Leadership Council has approved United Theological Seminary’s (Dayton, Ohio) Certificate in Theology and…

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Inspire – the Webinar of the Global Methodist Church

The Global Methodist Church celebrates the launch of “Inspire – the Webinar of the Global Methodist Church.” Inspire will be…

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Recommended Educational Institutions and First Course of Study Program Announced by the Global Methodist Church

By Keith Boyette The Global Methodist Church is pleased to announce that Asbury Theological Seminary, Ashland Theological Seminary, Beeson Divinity…

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The In-Between

By Bishop Mark J. Webb Recently I was in an airport with some time to kill and found myself perusing…

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Laity Inspired Beyond These Walls Conference Set for The Woodlands Methodist Church

By Walter Fenton “It started with a desire at McEachern Memorial United Methodist Church (Powder Springs,Georgia), to learn healthy and…

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Revival!

By Walter Fenton  “When I first entered the balcony, I had a moment where I couldn’t breathe—there was a weight…

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God is Doing a New Thing: Three U.S. Global Methodist Church Annual Conferences Begin

By Chassity Neckers As Global Methodists, it is our mission to make disciples of Jesus Christ who worship passionately, love…

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GM Church Officially Recognized by the U.S. Department of Defense as Religious Organization

By Walter Fenton The United States Department of Defense (DoD) has officially recognized the Global Methodist Church as a religious…

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Called for A Purpose

By Bishop Mark J. Webb “You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you…

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Witnessing Boldly

By Bishop Scott Jones Years ago, I quit praying, “God, please bless what I am doing.” Instead, I have prayed…

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The Early Growth of the Global Methodist Church

A Report from Rev. Keith Boyette, Transitional Connectional Officer I sometimes hear people say: “The Global Methodist Church (GM Church)…

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Bishop Scott Jones Joins Global Methodist Church

By Walter B. Fenton United Methodist Bishop Scott Jameson Jones, the former leader of the UM Church’s Great Plains and…

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Bishop Mark Webb Joins Global Methodist Church

By Walter B. Fenton United Methodist Bishop Mark J. Webb, the former leader of the UM Church’s Upper New York…

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How Beautiful Upon the Mountains

By Walter B. Fenton Fortunately, other than sore muscles and bruised egos, we returned safely to the lodge after an…

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Immanuel – God With Us: A Meditation on Isaiah 7:14

By Keith Boyette The incarnation is a linchpin of the Christian faith. Orthodox Christianity, as confessed in the Apostles’ and…

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The Imperative of Prayer

A Message from the Global Methodist Church Prayer Steering Committee Recently Rev. Dr. Terry Teykl challenged and inspired some Global…

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The Way Home: A Meditation on Isaiah 35:1-10

By Nako Kellum Many people go home for the holidays. Before the Covid-19 Pandemic, I used to go back to…

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A Changed Nature: A Meditation on Isaiah 11:1-10

By Suzanne Nicholson A modern fairy tale describes a scorpion asking a frog to give him a ride across a…

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Remembering the Future: An Advent Meditation on Isaiah 2:1-4

By Daniel G. Topalski The Advent season starts with a prophetic reminder of the last days – the days to…

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Giving Thanks

By Keith Boyette With grateful hearts, we pause to give thanks to and praise God for his extraordinary acts in…

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A Reflection on Psalm 133

By Walter B. Fenton How very good and pleasant it is when kindred live together in unity! Psalm 133.1 As…

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Leaning Into Our Mission

By Keith Boyette The mission of the Global Methodist Church is to make disciples of Jesus Christ who worship passionately,…

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Global Methodist Church’s Transitional Leadership Council Elects New Leader

By Walter B. Fenton Oklahoma attorney Cara Nicklas has been elected to serve as chairwoman of the Global Methodist Church’s…

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The Church, Millennials and Connection

By Walter B. Fenton Just when many local churches in the United States despaired of ever attracting Millennials (26 –…

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Big Challenges and Big Faith in Bulgaria

By Walter B. Fenton “We never believed we’d be living in a time like this,” said the Rev. Tsvetan Iliev,…

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Hurricane Ian Disaster Relief Efforts Continue

Within a day of Hurricane Ian making landfall in Florida, disaster relief provided through the generosity of donors to the…

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In Appreciation of Our Clergy

By Keith Boyette  Gratitude – thankfulness – is a wonderful attitude. Gratitude means someone or something has been seen, acknowledged,…

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Each Church Fully Alive for Christ – Nehemiah Journey 2.0

By Scott Pattison & Jill Jackson-Sears Two years ago the Revitalization Task Force of the Wesleyan Covenant Association, under the…

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Disaster Relief Funds Needed in the Wake of Hurricane Ian

Many of our sisters and brothers in Florida and elsewhere have a long road ahead of them as they assess…

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Taking the High Road

By Walter B. Fenton As it has done so often, Africa Initiative continues to exhibit grace, wisdom, and courage in…

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A Fresh Start

By Keith Boyette This past Saturday, 82 churches in the Central Texas Conference completed the process of withdrawing from The…

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A New Formula: Multiplying Methodism after Division

By Walter B. Fenton The Rev. Dr. Jeff Greenway and Bishop Emeritus Mike Lowry pull no punches in their newly…

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Clergy Deployment in the Global Methodist Church

By Keith Boyette The decision on who will be the pastor of a congregation is among the most important decisions…

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Advance Approval of Local Church and Clergy Membership in the Global Methodist Church

By Keith Boyette Since the Global Methodist Church launched on May 1, 2022, we have received member congregations in Eurasia,…

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Global Methodists, Methodically Organizing for a Faithful Future

By Walter B. Fenton Less than four months from its origins, the Global Methodist Church continues to welcome local churches…

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Church Planting, the GMC, and You

By Steve Cordle “I think you’d make a good church planter.” I was surprised when a fellow pastor said that…

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Embracing a Rich and Vibrant Faith

By Walter B. Fenton The Global Methodist Church’s Transitional Leadership Council (TLC) adopted a catechism for the new denomination on…

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Multiplication in the Kingdom of God

By Keith Boyette “We have five Methodist churches in this county and most of them are struggling. Why do we…

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A Rich Past to Fuel a Faithful Future

By Walter B. Fenton The tyranny of the present is an ever present danger to the church. We can become…

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Preparing the Way: Baptisms, Connectional Funding and Benefits

By Keith Boyette The Global Methodist Church celebrates several recent developments – baptisms at a new church plant, the announcement…

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The Bible and the Creeds

By Walter B. Fenton “Pastor, the service was particularly moving this morning,” said Christina as she, her husband, and three…

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Let Us be Christ’s Church in the World

By Walter B. Fenton Since the launch of the Global Methodist Church its Transitional Leadership Council (TLC) has, on a…

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The Global Methodist Church in the Public Square: Restraint and Modesty

By Walter B. Fenton One of the running jokes among students at the divinity school I attended went like this:…

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Bulgarian Global Methodists Committed to a Faithful Future

By Walter B. Fenton “We notified Bishop [Patrick] Streiff about our intentions to leave The United Methodist Church; we sent…

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Forging Ahead: Key Updates from the Global Methodist Church

By Keith Boyette Periodically, we will devote an article regarding developments in the Global Methodist Church. Our focus will be…

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Connectional Funding in the Global Methodist Church

By Keith Boyette Just seven weeks old, the Global Methodist Church is, as anticipated, a small collection of local congregations…

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Patchwork of Exit Terms Create Confusion

By Walter B. Fenton When The United Methodist Church’s Commission on General Conference postponed the 2020 General Conference for the…

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Confusion and Clarity

By Walter B. Fenton Transitions inherently involve some degree of confusion. A sense of certainty is lost and where one…

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Moving Forward with Senior Executive and New Council Members

The Global Methodist Church’s Transitional Leadership Council has appointed the Rev. Keith Boyette as its Transitional Connectional Coordinating Officer beginning…

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Global Methodist Church and Asbury Theological Seminary Partner in Church Planting Initiative

By Walter Fenton May 11, 2022 Asbury Theological Seminary and the Global Methodist Church have entered into an agreement for…

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The Spirit of a New Connection

By Walter Fenton May 4, 2022 Since John Wesley and his friends founded the Methodist movement in the middle of…

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A New Beginning

By Keith Boyette April 27, 2022 The Transitional Leadership Council, the body charged with leading the Global Methodist Church until…

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Chaplaincy and the Global Methodist Church

By Bob Phillips and Gary Clore April 20, 2022  “How shall we sing the Lord’s song in a strange land?”…

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In the Middle of Holy Week

By Walter Fenton April 13, 2022 In a small Bible study class for teenagers, a boy volunteered to read one…

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Learning about the Global Methodist Methodist Church

April 6, 2022 The Global Methodist Church has recently posted a number of resources on its website to introduce the…

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Ramifications for Local Churches of Recent Developments

By Walter Fenton March 30, 2022 Late last year the UM Church’s Commission on General Conference publicly shared that it…

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Hopes and Aspirations

By Walter Fenton March 23, 2022 Perhaps the easiest and safest posture to adopt about any new venture is a…

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How Clergy Align with the Global Methodist Church

By Keith Boyette March 16, 2022 As 2022 began much of the world was starting to breathe a little easier.…

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The Process for Congregations to Join the Global Methodist Church

By Keith Boyette March 9, 2022  With the announcement that the Global Methodist Church will begin operations on May 1,…

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Global Methodist Church Sets Official Launch Date

With humility, hope and joy, a 17 member body of theologically conservative Methodist clergy and laity, known as the Transitional Leadership…

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Death and Life

By Walter Fenton March 2, 2022 Almost every family has at least one good storyteller in its midst, or even…

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What We Believe Matters

By Keith Boyette February 23, 2022  The foundation of the Global Methodist Church is the person and work of Jesus…

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Bishop Mike Lowry Joins Transitional Leadership Council

By Walter Fenton February 16, 2022 Bishop Mike Lowry, recently retired leader of The United Methodist Church’s Fort Worth Episcopal…

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A Global Church Full of All God’s People

By Angela Pleasants February 9, 2022 Over the past few years, I have had the honor of working alongside twenty-two…

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The Local Church in the Global Methodist Church

By Walter Fenton February 2, 2022 All things considered, many theologically conservative local United Methodist churches are relatively healthy and…

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A Timeline for the Global Methodist Church

By Walter Fenton January 26, 2022 As most countries around the world emerge from strict lockdowns in response to the…

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Transitional Leadership Council Members and the Formation of the Global Methodist Church

By Walter Fenton January 19, 2022 “Like so many United Methodists, I am ready for the Global Methodist Church to…

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Launch of Global Methodist Church Eagerly Anticipated

Keith Boyette January 12, 2022 As chairperson of the Transitional Leadership Council of the Global Methodist Church (in formation), I…

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