Navigation News

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  • Navigation Team Update - The Disaffiliation Process - July 23, 2022

    Church Council Co-Chairs, John Ashley and Greg Parrish walk us through the process of disaffiliation with the rules and timeline for the process as outlined by the South Georgia Annual Conference as well as the United Methodist Church. These are the steps that would be followed IF Porterfield votes to move in that direction.

    Here are the documents mentioned in the video:

    South Georgia Conference Disaffiliation Policy (Adopted at the June 2019 Annual Conference Session, Updated at the June 2022 Annual Conference Session)

    Book of Discipline Paragraph 2553

    Book of Discipline Paragraph 2549

  • Navigation Team Update - How Did We Get Here? - July 19, 2022

    Pastor Josh discusses the resources from our Navigation Team about the impending division in the United Methodist Church.  Click on Josh's photo to watch the video.

    Here are the documents Josh offers for you to learn more:

    Historical Overview

    Theological and Social Differences in the UMC

  • Navigation Team Video - Survey Results

    Here sre the results of the survey, explaoined by Russ Allen.

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  • Navigation Team Update - July 5, 2022

    Here is an update from the Navigation Team.

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Media Concerning the UMC

Here you will find links to articles and videos of interest recommended by the Navigation Team.

  • Personal Observations of the Crisis in the United Methodist Church

    Dr. Karl K. Stegall served for 40 years within the Alabama - West Florida (AWF) Conference of The United Methodist Church, retiring in 2007.

    He served churches in Andalusia, AL; Bonifay, FL;  and Montgomery AL. He was the District Superintendent of the Troy District. On November 15, 1983, Karl was appointed senior minister of the First United Methodist Church of Montgomery where he remained for 23 ½ years.

    Here is the statement to the Board of Directors of the Stegall Seminary Scholarship Foundation of which he serves as President.

    Click here to read the statement.

  • Thoughts on Remaining in the United Methodist Church

    in 2022 to 2024

    by Rev. Dr Scott Hagan and Rev. Thad Haygood

    1. The Book of Discipline has remained consistent regarding human sexuality for decades. General Conference is the only place where the laws of our church can be voted on and changed. Nothing in the Discipline can change until January 1, 2025, when any actions of the 2024 General Conference take effect. While social media has increased the volume of news stories about disobedience or controversy in our denomination, the church's rules and stance on human sexuality have not changed.

  • Videos Playlist - Differences that Divide the UMC

    6 videos discussing UMC differences from Rob Renfroe, President of Good News. Good News is a classical, evangelical movement within the UMC. He makes a case and an invitation to disaffiliate from the UMC and join the Global Methodist Church. Click here for the playlist.

  • 10 Reasons to Consider the Global Methodist Church

    Jeff Greenway gives 10 reasons to join the GMC. 

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  • Why We Are Staying in the UMC

    Adam Hamilton, pastor of Church of the Resurrection, shares why his church will remain in the UMC. Click here to watch the video.

  • Diverse and Still Divided

    Adam Hamilton and John Stephens (pastor at Chapelwood UMC in Houston, TX) discuss with the South Central Jurisdiction of the UMC why they plan to remain in the UMC.

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