Lots of conversations are taking place about the future plans of the United Methodist Church. Most recently, a group of Bishops gathered to discuss potential options and came away with a recommended “Protocol on Reconciliation and Grace Through Separation”.

To be clear, the compromised settlement still needs to get past judicial procedures and attain General Conference approval. The constitutionality of the pending legislation supporting the negotiated settlement awaits a declaratory decision requested by the Council of Bishops from the Judicial Council prior to General Conference 2020 in May in Minneapolis.

Bishop Ruben Saenz released this video, explaining his thoughts on the protocol. This link also provides access to his written letter to the Great Plains Conference.

You can also watch the video of the 16 originators of the protocol by clicking here. The video starts after a short delay, so be patient.


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