The Global Methodist Church anticipates launching in late August or early September 2022 during or shortly after the postponed General Conference of The United Methodist Church.
It is widely assumed that the delegates to The United Methodist Church’s next General Conference (August 29-September 6, 2022) will approve a plan for the denomination’s amicable separation. Once that plan of separation is approved, the Global Methodist Church’s Transitional Leadership Council will officially launch the new denomination. The Transitional Leadership Council continues to evaluate when to launch the Global Methodist Church and may launch the church sooner if developments in The United Methodist Church warrant.
For approximately one year, the Global Methodist Church will be a church in transition as it prepares for its convening General Conference. During the transitional period, the Global Methodist Church will operate under a Transitional Book of Doctrines and Discipline.