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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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