UMC Updates

join us in praying & watch video from shane & maxie about special general conference


This year’s Special Session of the UMC General Conference is a pivotal one in the life of our denomination. Sign up to pray for the decision and the decision-makers. We will cover this in prayer February 21-27, praying in half-hour intervals from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. In the video below, Shane and Maxie are calling us to pray like we've never prayed before. "This isn't about one generation making a decision, but this is about many generations who have continued to pray and to fast and to insist that we remain true to our Wesleyan roots as those who believe in the power of Scripture and what Scripture tells us," Shane said.


Special General Conference Church-Wide Prayer Service

Wednesday, Feb. 20 | 6:15 p.m. | Wilson Chapel
The focus of our time together is to pray for the Special General Conference. Join us as we pray for all the clergy and lay leaders participating in this historic conference.


Wednesday, Feb. 27 | 6:15 p.m. | Wilson Chapel
Join us as we share the outcome of the Special General Conference and answer your questions regarding the next steps.

 January 2019 Update

From February 23-26, there is a Special General Conference. At that conference, decisions will be made that will bring clarity to a debate that has been going on in the United Methodist Church since 1972. Three plans will be presented (see links below). Christ Church supports the Modified Traditional Plan.

Christ Church prays that the debate will come to an end after the Special General Conference. Specifically, we pray that the global church affirms the current doctrine and discipline that has guided Christ Church since 1955—the same doctrine and discipline that has been affirmed by every clergy person and Bishop at their ordination as well as members who have joined the Methodist Church.

No matter what happens at the Special General Conference, Christ Church is committed to glorifying God as we make, mature and mobilize disciples by loving Jesus and loving like Jesus in the world. We renew our commitment to stand firmly on the following:

  • Scriptural Orthodoxy

  • Personal Holiness

  • The Wesleyan Way of Salvation

  • The Historical Creeds of the Church

  • The Doctrine & Discipline of the United Methodist Church as currently written

Here are some trusted resources we believe are important for the congregation to read and study as we move closer to February. We recognize there are a variety of opinions on any theological subject. We value discussion. These are resources our leaders have found of value written by scholars and leaders within the UMC who are gracious, informative and orthodox.

Important Links

Maxie has shared this video with the Wesleyan Covenant Association, and it is being shared widely on social media across the country as the UMC Special General Conference nears.

Here is a summary of the three major plans that will be proposed at the Special General Conference:


Here are three thoughtful summaries of each plan, written by a clergy person and leader for the Wesleyan Covenant Association:


Fall 2018 Update

Click on the link below to read previous updates about the UMC: