Resources Regarding UMC Issues

Various resources for Douglasville First UMC as we consider the current UMC issues.

Released 12/28/22

The information contained on this website is for informational purposes only and represents a good faith effort by the DFUMC Leadership Board to educate and inform our congregation on the full range of perspectives regarding the current issues facing the UMC and their impact on the future of our church.  The inclusion of any links herein does not imply a recommendation or endorsement of the views expressed within them by the Leadership Board, and we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness or factual accuracy of any opinions/information presented.  We encourage the congregation to prayerfully consider all information disseminated, independently verify any information upon which you rely, and seek out truthful information on your own such that if the time comes, you will be able to make a decision on disaffiliation or not based upon your own informed heart and mind. 

2016 United Methodist Book of Discipline - Free online pdf copy

Proposed Protocol of Reconciliation and Grace Through Separation

What should United Methodist congregations know about disaffiliation? From

Courageous Conversation Regarding the Future of the UMC - by Scott Hughes from

An article on the nature of the church

The United Methodist Divorce is a Mistake - Bishop Will Willimon

North Georgia Conference - BE UMC - what does it mean to be United Methodist

Resource UMC - BE UMC discussion guide

Is The United Methodist Really . . . Part 4

Is the United Methodist Really . . . Part 3 (on paragraph 2548.2)

Is the United Methodist Really . . . Part 2 (on human sexuality)

Is the United Methodist Really . . . Part 1 (on theology and pension

Proud to be UMC - with Adam Hamilton from the Church of the Resurrection

Wesleyan Covenant Association

Wesleyan Covenant Association of North Georgia

Global Methodist Church

NorthWest Texas Annual Conference Transitional Team

High level comparison of UMC and GMC

What Happens when a new denomination launches? - UMNEWS

An Open letter about the future of the Alabama-West Florida conference of the UMC

A Variety of Resources related to the UMC and GMC

FAQs Regarding Church and Conference Disaffiliations - Wespath

Informational Links (shared with permission from McEachern UMC)

Stay UMC Perspective

“A Future With Hope: With Adam Hamilton” , Video

Leave UMC Perspective

Zoom recording of 9/11/22 information session at DFUMC
Bishop Mande Muyombo was elected to the episcopacy in 2017. He is the Resident Bishop of the North Katanga Area, which includes North Katanga, Tanganyika and Tanzania conferences in the Congo Central Conference of The United Methodist Church. Today we have a perspective shift as we talk with Bishop Muyombo and hear his point of view on the differences within the United Methodist Church.