Four Commitments of UMCNext

We believe these commitments are essential to a hope-filled future for the global Methodist movement as we make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world:

We long to be passionate followers of Jesus Christ, committed to a Wesleyan vision of Christianity, anchored in scripture and informed by tradition, experience and reason as we live a life of personal piety and social holiness.

We commit to resist evil, injustice and oppression in all forms and toward all people and build a church which affirms the full participation of all ages, nations, races, classes, cultures, gender identities, sexual orientations, and abilities.

We reject the Traditional Plan approved at General Conference 2019 as inconsistent with the gospel of Jesus Christ and will resist its implementation.

We will work to eliminate discriminatory language and the restrictions and penalties in the Discipline regarding LGBTQ persons. We affirm the sacred worth of LGBTQ persons, celebrate their gifts, and commit to being in ministry together.

Commitment to Resisting Harm

UMCNext is committed to rejecting and resisting the discriminatory and harmful Traditional Plan. Visit the #ResistHarm website to see the many ways you can join others in resisting.

UMC Next Updates

In UMC Separation Protocol, hurt has given way to hope

In UMC Separation Protocol, hurt has given way to hope

by Junius Dotson I feel hope for the first time in a long time as we finally have a path to turn our focus away from legislation and litigation back to liturgy. To practicing our faith, in its most inclusive form perhaps ever. To ministering without the asterisk or...

A Broad, Mediated Agreement for Separation

A Broad, Mediated Agreement for Separation

Today an announcement was made about a plan of separation developed in consultation with a professional mediator and representatives of centrists, conservatives and progressives in the denomination, led by bishops both from outside and inside the US. The plan allows...

Tools to Share the UMCNext Mission and Commitments

Tools to Share the UMCNext Mission and Commitments

Download a Powerpoint presentation and script that can be used by delegations, annual conferences and congregations to help explain the Next Generation UMC legislation and other legislative proposals that support the four commitments of UMCNext.” Next Generation UMC...

UMCNext Convening Team

Media Contacts

Cathy Bien
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