By Chuck Griffin, Holston WCA President If you’re a traditional Holston-area Methodist who has kept up with news of the United Methodist Church the last few weeks, you may have a sense that time is running short for churches to depart the UMC for… Continue Reading “That Dangerous Waiting Game”
Most departing churches do not know right now whether they will be required to eat a mouse or an elephant to get out of the UMC.
By Chuck Griffin LAKE JUNALUSKA, N.C.—Many of us are here at the Holston Annual Conference, of course, “we” being clergy and lay members of the Wesleyan Covenant Association. From a traditional Methodist perspective, there’s probably not a lot that can be accomplished here. That’s… Continue Reading “At the AC”
We need to be asking a serious question: If the annual conference says we have unfunded liabilities, what proof do they have that such liabilities exist?
Two words best describe how we all, UMC-bound or GMC-bound, can move into our new situations as smoothly as possible.