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

Racism Is Not A Black Problem: White Silence is No Longer A Privilege

Racism Is Not A Black Problem: White Silence is No Longer A Privilege

The following is an Op-Ed written by Rev. Junius Dotson. Junius is the co-convener of UMCNext. One the four commitments of UMCNext is: "We commit to resist evil, injustice and oppression in all forms and toward all people and build a church which affirms the full...

Statement on the Death of George Floyd

Statement on the Death of George Floyd

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. This is one of the four...

On Our 1-Year Anniversary

On Our 1-Year Anniversary

On the anniversary of our convening a year ago, the UMCNext Convening Team would like to thank you again for being a part of this important gathering. Much has happened since then, but first and foremost, we want you to know that we are praying for you, your families,...

UMCNext Convening Team

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