Our Future with the GMC

On December 1, 2022, Mt. Auburn Church will become a member congregation of the Global Methodist Church.  The following information will help introduce you to the GM Church.  

Our Mission is to make disciples of Jesus Christ who worship passionately, love extravagantly, and witness boldly.

Our Vision is to join God in a journey of bringing new life, reconciliation, and the presence of Christ to all people, and to helping each person reflect the character of Christ.

The Transitional Book of Doctrine and Discipline

https://globalmethodist.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/Transitional-Discipline.20220912-Final.pdf

The Catechism of the Global Methodist Church

https://globalmethodist.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/Catechism-V2.pdf

Informational Videos

Introductory Video and Brochures

Bishop Mike Lowry’s Vision for the Global Methodist Church

https://youtu.be/YQnjP8nIoEI

The above video is a speech by former UMC Bishop Mike Lowry – now Bishop Emeritus of the Global Methodist Church (GMC).  He lays out a compelling vision for the GMC.  This speech was recorded at the Wesleyan Covenant Association & Confessing Movement dinner hosted by Hanfield UMC in Marion, IN on Friday night June 10, 2022, during the 2022 Indiana Annual Conference.  The audio breaks up a little in the first 10 minutes.  The whole video is 48 minutes, but worth the time.

10 Reasons to Consider the Global Methodist Church

https://youtu.be/a9tnPAbaVW4

Rev. Jeff Greenway, one of the founding leaders of the Global Methodist Church, explains the reasons he is excited about the GM Church.

Audio

 The Catechism of the Global Methodist Church with Jason Vickers

https://bit.ly/3UXFwIN

Multiplying Methodism with Bishop Mike Lowry and Jeff Greenway

https://bit.ly/3C25Ngr

Global Methodist Church Update with Keith Boyette

https://bit.ly/3dZ72oT

A Denominational Comparison Chart – UMC vs. GMC

Two Methodisms: A Comparison Chart

https://peopleneedjesus.files.wordpress.com/2021/05/two-methodisms-comparison-chart-v.5.pdf

Articles

A Fresh Start

This past Saturday, 82 churches in the Central Texas Conference completed the process of withdrawing from The United Methodist Church. Seventy-two of them have aligned with the Global Methodist Church. They join others from Bulgaria, Florida, Louisiana, Georgia, Minnesota, Ohio, Kansas, Texas, Alabama, Kentucky, Indiana, Virginia, Tennessee, North Carolina, and the Philippines as member congregations of a church singularly focused on making disciples of Jesus Christ who worship passionately, love extravagantly, and witness boldly.

Clergy Deployment in the Global Methodist Church

The decision on who will be the pastor of a congregation is among the most important decisions impacting the vitality, vibrancy, and fruitfulness of a local church. As the spiritual leader, the pastor has tremendous influence on a congregation’s mission and its vision for fulfilling it. Because the pastor generally addresses the church family at least once a week through the sermon, she or he often sets the tone for all that occurs as the congregation serves in its given mission field. Consequently, the right clergy deployment decision can result in a new season of growth, deepening discipleship, and greater impact for the kingdom. A poor deployment decision often results in decline, conflict, and malaise.

Global Methodists, Methodically Organizing for a Faithful Future

Less than four months from its origins, the Global Methodist Church continues to welcome local churches into the new denomination and is now witnessing the coalescing of congregations into provisional annual conferences. Two provisional annual conferences have already formed, one in Bulgaria and another in South Georgia, U.S., five transitional conference advisory teams are exploring the creation of provisional annual conferences in their areas, and additional teams are coming together in eleven other regions.

Preparing the Way: Baptisms, Connectional Funding and Benefits

https://globalmethodist.org/preparing-the-way-baptisms-connectional-funding-and-benefits/

The Global Methodist Church celebrates several recent developments – baptisms at a new church plant, the announcement of connectional funding percentages for support of general church and annual conference ministry beyond the local church, and the announcement of a significant development with respect to benefits offered to clergy and lay employees of local churches.

Leaning into the Global Methodist Mission