Some of the national media outlets have made the Protocol for Reconciliation and Grace Through Separation sound as if firm decisions have already been made and will be implemented in May of 2020. Please know that this Protocol is like other legislative proposals that will come before the 2020 General Conference. People will both agree and disagree with the Protocol. However, the Protocol gives us an opportunity to continue to pray for the direction of the Holy Spirit for the future of the Methodist movement and for continued vitality in mission and ministry in each of our congregations and communities.
For the most accurate information, please read and encourage others to read the Protocol Statement, the FAQ statement, and the statement from Bishop Leeland. All of these documents can be accessed on the conference website and at this link: https://www.wnccumc.org/newsdetail/13134946.