Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to God, and your paths will be straight.    - Proverbs 3:5-6

A Call to Discernment and Renewal

Read Bishop Schol's Disafilliation Discernment Messages to leaders in EPA:

Disaffiliation FAQs
Paragraph 2553 of the Book of Discipline

You can review paragraph 2553 and recent Judicial Council rulings about disaffiliation here.

Judicial Council Rulings Concerning Disaffiliation

    UMC’s Judicial Council rules U.S. Annual Conferences can't exit unilaterally
    The Judicial Council, the UMC’s top court, ruled that current church law does not allow annual conferences in the U.S. to withdraw from the denomination. The ruling answers questions from the UMC’s bishops, who are dealing with the ramifications of a splintering denomination. Read story.

    Read press release: Council of Bishops welcomes decision.