The Continuing UMC

As the conversation on the continuing United Methodist Church progresses, this webpage provides resources to help address questions that many are asking such as: Why should I stay in the UMC?; How do I know if there will be place for me?
**More resources will be added to this page as they become available.


Bishop Carter's 7 Reasons Why He Loves The UMC

Bishop Ken Carter, Resident Bishop of the Western NC and Florida Conferences, shares 7 reasons why he loves The United Methodist Church.


Living in Connection in a Season of Waiting

Bishop Carter shares an important message on living in connection in our current season of waiting.




Western NC Conference Resources


Denominational Resources


A Message From The Council of Bishops

"All of our members, clergy, local churches, and annual conferences will continue to have a home in the future United Methodist Church, whether they consider themselves liberal, evangelical, progressive, traditionalist, middle of the road, conservative, centrist, or something else. We hold on to our Wesleyan heritage that 'the living core of the Christian faith is revealed in Scripture, illuminated by tradition, vivified in personal experience, and confirmed by reason'. We are longing for a United Methodist Church that will move towards new forms of being a connectional church, a General Conference focused on global essentials, and an empowerment of regions for contextually relevant forms of living our common mission mandate. Deeply rooted in the Doctrinal Standards of the UMC, we pledge to exercise our episcopal role in ways that enable as many United Methodists, lay and clergy, as are willing to remain in the UMC and – together – to continue in making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. And, because we are part of the Church Universal, we seek to be united visibly and in ministries with other parts of the Body of Christ in God’s mission for the human family and creation." -Council of Bishops of The UMC
**Read the full letter HERE.