The METHODIST CHURCH

The future of our church will be in your hands.  So, we encourage you to stay informed, ask questions and pray for wisdom. 


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Town Hall Meeting
Sunday, July 31, 10:00 AM & 12:00 PM
Faith UMC Chapel


District Meeting

Sunday, August 7, 4:00 PM

St. Peter's UMC, 20775 Kingsland Blvd., Katy, TX 77450


Town Hall Meeting
Tuesday, August 16, at 6:00 PM

Faith UMC Chapel


Combined Worship Service & Church Vote

Sunday, September 18, Faith UMC

9:30 AM Membership Check-in

10:30 AM Combined Worship Service

11:30 AM Membership Check-in

12:00 PM Church Member Vote


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The Rev. Rob Renfroe of Good News Magazine explains the theological and spiritual issues surrounding the division within The United Methodist Church. 


YouTube    REV. RENFROE PLAYLIST



We want to provide you with our Conference’s resources. Read the full list of articles under “Navigating the Waters," which seek to provide information on all sides of this conversation.


RESOURCES LINK



Handouts and resources from the Faith UMC Town Hall Meeting on July 31.


youtubeFAITH TOWN HALL MEETING VIDEO   


THEOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVES AMONG MEMBERS POWERPOINT SLIDES 


CURRENT & POST-SEPARATION COMPARISON CHARTS



COMPARISON CHART

CURRENT UMC


DOCTRINE:

Initially (7968) viewed as "non-juridical." Not often enforced today.


CREEDS:
Referenced, but not spelled out in the Discipline. Used for worship, but not uniformly affirmed by leadership.


SCRIPTURE:
"Primary source and criterion for Christian doctrine."
In reality, often modified, reinterpreted by other sources, or considered less impactful than our personal experience.


HUMAN SEXUALITY:
God's gift to all persons; affirmed only with the covenant of monogamous, heterosexual marriage (Likely to be changed in a post-separation UMC).


CHURCH PROPERTY:
Held in trust by each church's Annual Conference.


ARTICLES OF RELIGION:
Stated doctrinal standards seldom referenced; "deemed congruent" but not reconciled to each other.


ADAPTING THE DISCIPLINE:
Central conferences can adapt certain parts of the Book of Discipline to fit legal and cultural situation. 

 

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GMC


DOCTRINE:

Mandatory for all clergy to preach and maintain.



CREEDS:
Foundational documents spelled out in the Discipline expressing orthodox Christian teaching.

SCRIPTURE:
Primary rule and authority for faith, morals and service, against which all other authorities must be measured.


HUMAN SEXUALITY:
A gift of God, affirmed as it is exercised within the legal and spiritual covenant of a loving and monogamous marriage between one man and one woman.


CHURCH PROPERTY:
Owned by local church.

 

ARTICLES OF RELIGION:
Doctrinal standards that define the doctrinal boundaries of the GMC.

 

ADAPTING THE DISCIPLINE:
Book of Doctrines and Disciplines is not adaptable unless a particular provision states that it may be adapted. 

 

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