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2553 Study Group

This is the page on our website where you can find links and resources regarding the disaffiliation from the United Methodist Church. You will also find meeting dates, times and locations. 

Upcoming Meetings

Links and Resources

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date 9/16/2022

Additional links:

https://um-insight.net/in-the-church/ordained-ministry/a-message-to-the-pacific-northwest-conference-from-your-boar/

 

https://wesleyancovenant.org/2022/06/09/the-last-straw/

 

https://wesleyancovenant.org/2022/08/12/let-our-people-go/

 

https://www.sgaumc.org/disaffiliation

Date: 8/1/2022

From the progressive viewpoint:

https://um-insight.net/in-the-church/ordained-ministry/a-message-to-the-pacific-northwest-conference-from-your-boar/   

This link to an article from the Pacific Northwest Conference has other links at the bottom of the article to read to do more research from this perspective.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pVWXTHFrzeE – news story on 70 churches interviewing Greg Porterfield in Augusta district

From the centrist/institutionalist viewpoint:

BeUMC is the webpage dedicated to explaining what the UMC is about. 

https://www.umc.org/en/who-we-are/our-people/beumc

#BeUMC on FaceBook is more slanted toward promoting readers to stay in the UMC as opposed to disaffiliating, and as with most FaceBook pages, it has some pretty extreme views, so you have to be discerning in your reading.

 

The LewisCenter is a reputable resource on subjects such as dealing with adversity in The church although a institutionalist concept on theological matters. We can certainly take heed to the concept presented in this article.  https://www.churchleadership.com/leading-ideas/what-to-do-when-people-leave-your-church/

 

This is the resource page of the UMC campaign “BeUMC”. https://www.resourceumc.org/en/agencies/communications/church-and-conference-resources/people-of-god-campaign-new

 

From the conservative viewpoint:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8yiyTmwtUAwQEwHn7WMTTg    

Here are several links to the Good News videos that Rob Renfroe did. Keith and Kim both have his book and will share it with anyone wishing to read it.

 

Here are a few more links to review from The Woodlands Methodist Church in Texas, where Rob Renfroe is from and is now retired.  Their team is continuing on with their process as you will see in these two links.  Their website is very good and has a lot of well researched information from the Traditionalist view.  They also have a lot of information about the GMC, Orthodox Wesleyan theology, and Progressive United Methodism at the bottom of this overview page https://twmc.org/affiliation-overview but it is also from the Traditionalist perspective, so expect to find some disturbing stories therein.

 

      https://twmc.org/affiliation-theology/i-was-born-a-methodist

 

      https://juicyecumenism.com/2022/06/02/traditional-umc/

 

      https://wesleyancovenant.org/?s=the+last+straw&submit=Search

 

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HnQ1rbFrtnM  

 

Video report from Trinity on The Hill UMC in Augusta as their committee studied the disaffiliation process.  They had a large group with several subcommittees.

 

https://www.facebook.com/groups/globalmethodistchurch/permalink/808279883504733/ 

This is a link to an article written by Warren Lathem

 

Other information and references:

https://www.sgaumc.org/disaffiliation 

Information about disaffiliation from the South Georgia Conference website.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=skBr4mBCa54 

This link is more centrist in view from a pastor whose church left the UMC in 2019.  He makes some interesting comments about the discipline of the new GMC.

 

Here is where you can do some research on the Global Methodist Church: https://globalmethodist.org/ or on their FaceBook page https://www.facebook.com/GlobalMethodism

Video from 2553 Study Group Session on 9/25/2022
Town Hall Meeting with Dan Parr
 

Video from 2553 Study Group Session on 9/18/2022
Town Hall Meeting with District Superintendent

Video from 2553 Study Group Session on 8/28/2022
Session 3

Video from 2553 Study Group Session on 8/21/2022
Session 2

Video from 2553 Study Group Session on 8/14/2022
Kick Off Meeting

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