Ask The UMC Series
Ask The UMC has created this series of FAQs designed to help dispel false information and provide accurate answers to the questions we are receiving about disaffiliation and what the United Methodist Church believes. There are currently five parts to the series.
What makes you proud to #BeUMC?
#BeUMC honors the core values that connect the people of The United Methodist Church (The UMC). This grassroots campaign, built upon powerful stories of congregations and people living their faith, celebrates what draws us to The UMC and what we aspire to be.
What should United Methodists know about disaffiliation?
This FAQ provides clarity and accurate information about the process of disaffiliation for those who may be considering it and to dispel rumors and confusion.
"We Are Encouraged" - A Message from Our Bishops
United Methodists are breaking up in a slow-motion schism
African bishops condemn Africa Initiative and WCA
Bishop urges end to falsehoods, pivot to future
Conferences diverge in handling church exits
Church court: Conferences can’t exit unilaterally
Church court clarifies disaffiliation rules
- Contact DS
- Understand the terms that apply to your congregation.
- Use a discernment process facilitated by the district superintendent.
- Follow the terms of your process carefully.