INTRODUCTION TO DISCERNMENT

SEEKING GOD’S DIRECTION, TOGETHER!

The United Methodist Church is facing a difficult season. We are in the midst of uncertainty and confusion regarding the future of the denomination and our local church affiliation with the United Methodist Church. This page is dedicated to helping us to make a prayerful, well-informed, decision for the future of our local church. Please read through all the information on this page and return regularly as we will be updating the page throughout this month of discernment.
 
INFO SESSIONS/MEETINGS
Informational Session #1
Guest Speaker, Rev. Rich Jones
Brief overview of how we go to this point in the life of the UMC and quick look at what newly forming Global Methodist Church will look like.
 
Audio Only: 
 
Video (sound quality not great):
Informational Session #2
November 8
6PM – 7:30PM | Chapel
As we continue with our time of discernment regarding our future relationship with the UMC, there are many things to consider and questions to be asked.  Join us for a time of discussion as we continue in this process
HELPFUL RESOURCES

Official websites of the UMC, GMC, New Mexico Conference and Northwest Texas Conference

www.umc.org

www.globalmethodist.org

www.nmconfum.com/proud-to-be-umc/

www.nwtxconf.org/transitions

The links to the right are videos
of the following:

‘Good News’ Videos
Rev. Rob Renfroe of Good News Magazine released 6 videos, several months ago, that explain the current divisions within the United Methodist Church and discusses how Traditionalist Methodists should navigate future decisions and the need for disaffiliation.
 
‘Proud to Be UMC’ Videos
Rev. Adam Hamilton, pastor of Church of the Resurrection, released 6 videos, in September, as a response to the Good News video. Rev. Hamilton shares his views on why he believes churches should remain UMC. 
 
Bishop Schnase on Disaffiliation
Bishop Robert Schnase is the current Bishop of the Rio Texas conference and also oversees the NM Conference.  
1. The United Methodist Church is Divided an and Dividing – Good News

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5g48onYSqg0

 

Proud to Be UMC – Response 1 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=62qtzyBVCv8

 
 
2. Our Differences Regarding the Bible – 

Good News

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P35XdF873NQ&t=6s

 

Proud to Be UMC – Response 2

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=us12L0Tsw_c

 
 

3. Our Differences Regarding Jesus –              Good News

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fNpmGxE8D88&t=245s

 

Proud to Be UMC – Response 3

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fK7-_cTdawU&t=1s

 

4. Our Differences Regarding Sexuality – 
Good News
 

Proud to Be UMC – Response 4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YI0Keo9h5E8

 
 
5.Why It’s Time for Traditionalists to Leave – 

Good News

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fw5Y4fMRJtQ&t=1s

 

Proud to Be UMC – Response 5

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wbNchQ-V4GE

 
 
6. Where Should We Go? – Good News

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wzAVdE9wqY0

 

Proud to Be UMC – Response 6

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YxZHqA9KuAM

 

——————————————–

NM Conference Bishop Robert Schnase on Disaffiliation

https://vimeo.com/757301172?ref=em-v-share