a newly formed grassroots movement intended to identify, redress, and reform the institutional discrimination in the United Methodist Church.
 

WHO WE ARE:

GA UMC NEXT

Georgia UMC Next is a local expression of UMC Next: a newly formed grassroots movement intended to identify, redress, and eradicate the institutional discrimination in the United Methodist Church through Biblical education, church legislation, and heightened resistance.

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Our Commitments

1. We long to be passionate followers of Jesus Christ, committed to a Wesleyan vision of Christianity, anchored in scripture and informed by tradition, experience and reason as we live a life of personal piety and social holiness.

2. We commit to resist evil, injustice and oppression in all forms and toward all people and build a church which affirms the full participation of all ages, nations, races, classes, cultures, gender identities, sexual orientations, and abilities.

3. We reject the Traditional Plan approved at General Conference 2019 as inconsistent with the gospel of Jesus Christ and will resist its implementation.

4. We will work to eliminate discriminatory language and the restrictions and penalties in the Discipline regarding LGBTQ persons. We affirm the sacred worth of LGBTQ persons, celebrate their gifts, and commit to being in ministry together.


OUR VOICES MATTER!


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The current church discrimination “does not capture for a lot of United Methodists, the Wesleyan theology that governs how we treat people and interact with people of God.”

Rev. Jasmine Smother / Atlanta Journal-Constitution

 
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“The United Methodist Church has been on the edge of some realignment for a number of years. I think we are coming closer.”

Rev. Glenn Ethridge / Atlanta Journal-Constitution

 
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"Every movement has a tipping point, a game changer, a watershed moment, this is one of them!”

Rev. Junius Dotson / UMC NEXT Press Release