New Jersey Korean Pastor Responds

  Several weeks ago, I shared the story of the Rev. James Lee, a pastor in the Greater New Jersey Annual Conference at Bethany Korean UM Church. His district superintendent notified him that Bishop John Schol was appointing him to a different, much smaller congregation. (Bethany is the largest congregation in the Greater New Jersey… Continue reading New Jersey Korean Pastor Responds

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European Bishops Provide Stellar Leadership Example

  Just this week, the four bishops of Europe and Eurasia announced plans to handle the possibility of separation in The United Methodist Church and the unique ways it might affect their three central conferences. (The United Methodist News Story contains links to their useful planning documents and statement.) Bishops Eduard Khegay (Eurasia Episcopal Area),… Continue reading European Bishops Provide Stellar Leadership Example

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Wesleyan Covenant Association Delegates Condemn Bishops’ Appointment Decisions

One week ago, the Wesleyan Covenant Association Global Legislative Assembly met in Montgomery, Alabama. About 230 delegates representing WCA chapters in the U.S. met in person, while an additional 25 delegates from the U.S. and other parts of the world met with us virtually. This hybrid in-person/virtual meeting worked well and could prove to be… Continue reading Wesleyan Covenant Association Delegates Condemn Bishops’ Appointment Decisions

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Korean Pastors Penalized in California

Over the last two weeks, Good News has shared information about pastors of large churches in North Georgia and New Jersey where centrist-progressive bishops removed the appointments of their senior pastors without the consultation required by the Book of Discipline. On April 21, Bishop Grant Hagiya of the California-Pacific Annual Conference (Cal-Pac), through his district… Continue reading Korean Pastors Penalized in California

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