General Conference 2019

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Listening Sessions Summary Video & FAQs
 

After six listening sessions in various areas around the conference with clergy and lay, Bishop James E. Swanson Sr. sits down to talk about the purpose of those listening sessions. He gives a brief summary of the most commonly repeated concerns that were expressed about the Commission on a Way Forward and the 2019 Called Session of General Conference, and he responds to those concerns.

This frequently asked questions (FAQs) document was created with the goal of bringing clarity to several subjects that were asked about online and during the recent six listening sessions. The listening sessions where about the Called Session of General Conference that will take place February 23-26, 2019. The two paragraphs of The 2016 Book of Discipline that will be discussed at the Called Session of General Conference are:

¶ 304.3: The practice of homosexuality is incompatible with Christian teaching. Therefore self-avowed practicing homosexuals are not to be certified as candidates, ordained as ministers, or appointed to serve in The United Methodist Church.

¶ 341.6: Ceremonies that celebrate homosexual unions shall not be conducted by our ministers and shall not be conducted in our churches.

Contact the Mississippi Delegation to 2019 General Conference

Find delegation members' names, email addresses and hopes for the 2019 Called Session of General Conference here.

Navigating Tension Series

Chaos and divisiveness seem to be prevalent in our nation, our communities and even our churches. Tension builds daily around various issues within our faith communities.

In this series, “Navigating Tension,” Bishop James E. Swanson Sr. shares with the Mississippi Conference the landscape of our current climate, what wisdom Scripture provides about dealing with times of uncertainty and conflict and how we—the church—can live faithfully and be fruitful disciples of Jesus Christ in times of tension. Click here to view the series.

Navigating Tension with Bishop Swanson: Part 1 of 3 from Mississippi Conference on Vimeo.

 

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