Discernment 2022-2023

📰 Recent News

December 7, 2022   Three Notch’d District

“…we have had to change our intention to provide a process for any disaffiliations between January 1, 2024 and General Conference… all disaffiliations will be under Paragraph 2553, and must be totally completed by December 31, 2023. There will be no disaffiliations processed between January 1,2024, and General Conference.”  Read more…

December 3, 2022   The Dallas Morning News

Two regional conferences, based out of Lubbock and Houston, approved the departures, which will go into effect at the end of December.  Read more…

November 22, 2022   Fox News

Hundreds of United Methodist Church congregations have left the mainline denomination over issues centered around biblical teaching on gender and sexuality.  Read more…

November 21, 2022   UM News

As the number of church disaffiliations rises, United Methodist financial leaders have started preparing what will be the denomination’s lowest budget sent to General Conference in nearly 40 years.  Read more…

November 15, 2022   Wesleyan Covenant Association

The United Methodist Church now has the most liberal Council of Bishops in its history. Not one single traditionalist bishop was elected. Not one.  Read more…

November 14, 2022   CBN News

The United Methodist Church (UMC) is accelerating its moves to become more accepting of LGBTQ people, leading to more divisions within the denomination and more departures from the group.  Read more…

November 11, 2022   Juicy Ecumenism

Lately, there has been a rash of heavy-handed, extraordinarily hypocritical demands by liberal United Methodist leaders for loyalty to the present leadership and structures of United Methodism.  Read more…

November 4, 2022   UM News

Southeastern District, which includes Virginia, elects Bishop Sue Haupert-Johnson, effective Jan. 1, 2023.  Read more…

July 14, 2021   Juicy Ecumenism

“…her regime has now moved to suddenly and immediately seize complete control of the operations and considerable assets of a conservative megachurch.”  Read more…

November 4, 2022   UM News

The Rev. Cedrick D. Bridgeforth, director of innovation and communication in the California-Pacific Conference, has been elected a bishop by The United Methodist Church’s Western Jurisdiction. He becomes the first openly gay African-American man to be elected a bishop in The United Methodist Church.  Read more…

November 4, 2022   Juicy Ecumenism

Leaders of the United Methodist Church, gathered in five locations across the country this week for jurisdictional conferences to elect new bishops to steer America’s second-largest Protestant denomination in a dramatically liberal new direction.  Read more…

With episcopal elections finished, delegates to the 2022 Southeastern Jurisdictional Conference turned their attention to three resolutions, ultimately passing all of them Thursday night, even amid much debate and a peaceful protest on the floor.  Read more…

November 2, 2022   American Family Association

“In the last time there will be scoffers, following their own ungodly passions” (Jude 1:18) ESV. The rise of drag queens in public life is a defiant attempt to queer our children and the church of Jesus Christ.  Read more…

November 1, 2022   Juicy Ecumenism

The United Methodist Virginia Annual Conference approved the exit of 10 traditional churches from the liberalizing denomination on Saturday, October 29, while 125 more plan to leave. Presumably many more will join that number before next year’s deadline.  Read more…

October 21, 2022   Juicy Ecumenism

United Methodist exits are accelerating, as at least 260 of 779 churches in the North Carolina Conference, or one third, have voted to disaffiliate or plan to next year, according to The Carolina Journal.  Read more…

July 22, 2022   The Epoch Times

In Florida, 106 churches are suing the United Methodist Church (UMC) because it charged them large amounts of money to leave, according to a recently filed lawsuit. Some congregations must pay more than $1 million, while others must pay less than $100,000, Bailie said. But in previous decades, leaving the UMC was free.  Read more…

March 18, 2022   Religion Unplugged

The Latest United Methodist Bombshell Will Create News Throughout 2022 And Beyond  Read more…

March 4, 2022   Baptist News Global

The United Methodist Church’s future won’t be decided officially until 2024, thanks to a third postponement of its church-wide legislative assembly, but traditionalists have chosen not to wait any longer, formally starting their breakaway denomination May 1.  Read more…

Within the Virginia Conference emerged “Virginia Methodists for a New Thing”… which put forth a slate of 62 candidates who oppose the Traditional Plan for delegate election at 2019 Virginia Annual Conference.  Read more…

June 28, 2019   United Methodist Insight

76 percent of U.S. annual conferences passed legislation rejecting the Traditional Plan adopted by the 2019 General Conference.  Read more…