Briensburg UMC Emphasizes Inclusivity

The Briensburg United Methodist Church Council voted unanimously July 15 to support the “Recommendation of the Council of Bishops on The Way Forward,” and also voted unanimously to adopt an “Inclusiveness Statement.”

Resolution of Support for the
Recommendation of the Council of Bishops on The Way Forward

WHEREAS, the Council of Bishops has recommended the “One Church Plan” for adoption by the Special Session of General Conference called for February 23-26 in St. Louis, Missouri, and

WHEREAS, “The plan would remove the restrictive language against the practice of homosexuality in the Book Discipline, the denomination’s policy book,” and “encourages a generous unity by giving United Methodists the ability to address different missional contexts in ways that reflect their theological convictions”
(Council of Bishops Press Release of May 4, 2018 on umc.org),

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Briensburg United Methodist Church Council supports the recommendation of the Council of Bishops on the Way Forward.

Inclusiveness Statement:

We invite everyone to share fully in the worship services, life, ministry, and leadership of Briensburg United Methodist Church inclusive of age, race, nationality, gender, LGBTQ, theology, politics, and legal status.

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