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UMC Bishops offer innovative ideas for future of the global denomination

UM Council of Bishops
NOVEMBER 5, 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In the midst of a pandemic, racial unrest, and denominational and political anxiety, the bishops of The United Methodist Church met in a virtual format for four days to focus on the leadership necessary to chart a new future for the global denomination.

Among the innovative ideas that were discussed were ways to lead the church in the midst of this unique and challenging season. Facilitated by consultant Susan Beaumont and Lisa Greenwood from the Texas Methodist Foundation, the bishops centered conversations on the direction of their leadership in rapidly changing times, an intentional focus on anti-racism and practical matters related to cutting costs and expenses of the Episcopal Fund.

The meeting was one of the highest attended Council of Bishops gatherings with more than 115 bishops serving in Africa, Asia, Europe, and North America in attendance.

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