WHERE LOVE LIVES
Committed to living out our belief that God’s church is open to all.
The United Methodist Church in the Western Jurisdiction is a scripturally-based and fully-inclusive ministry. This campaign includes resources for local churches, as faithful, inviting, open, safe, and loving places to engage in conversations centering on being the church for all people. Learn more about the campaign by clicking the button below.
January’s theme, “Same-gender weddings are always an option,” addresses a topic that has separated many people from one another, the subject of marriage equality. Use the resources provided to Invite your community to find the non-anxious presence of God deep in their souls as we journey together through the month. [Click Here to Access]
February’s theme is “Committed to our Wesleyan roots: The inseparability of Personal Piety and Social Holiness.” Three weekly video series and Wednesday webinars explore theological concepts with a current-day lens, examine our Wesleyan heritage, and engage children across the jurisdiction around timeless Wesleyan values. [Click Here to Access]
As the Western Jurisdiction of The United Methodist Church continues its “Where Love Lives” campaign this month, the Greater Northwest Area of The UMC will explore our LGBTQ+ siblings’ call to ministry in a denomination where, by and large, they are still not welcome.
- Fair & Equal Ordination for All?!
- Fair & Equal Ordination for All: A gay preacher’s calling
- Fair & Equal Ordination for All: 17 years later … was it worth it?
- Fair & Equal Ordination for All: “Let your Life Speak” A laity voice
- Fair & Equal Ordination for All: A queer clergyperson’s path to ministry, ordination and hope for full inclusion
- Fair & Equal Ordination for All: It’s one thing to be ordained a queer clergy person, it’s another to be appointed
April’s theme, “The church isn’t a building,” demystifies the myth that church is a building. Our buildings do matter, but we care more about the people. This month’s resources highlight ministries and GBCS’s Faith & Facts cards to inspire new opportunities for collaboration and ministry. [Click Here to Access]
May’s theme is “We are the United Methodist Church, and we are what our name says.” We are the Church. Jesus began forming us when he called some fishermen to be his disciples, and the circle kept expanding to include people of all ages, nations, races, and sexual orientations. [Click Here to Read More]
The Western Jurisdiction’s work groups prepare reports leading into July 17th’s special-called session
As delegates prepare for the Special Session of the Western Jurisdictional Conference, please receive and review reports and recommendations of the five workgroups formed by the jurisdictional Mission Cabinet over these last several months. The groups provide their...
Where Love Lives: Our Commitment to Diversity: June Webinars & Juneteenth Worship Service On October 7th, 2020 Bishops of the Western Jurisdiction launched Where Love Lives: an engagement campaign designed to celebrate the radical inclusion and the diversity of...
On October 7th, 2020 Bishops of the Western Jurisdiction launched Where Love Lives: an engagement campaign designed to celebrate the radical inclusion and the diversity of people engaged in mission throughout the conferences of the WJ. During the past 8 months...
Fair and equal ordination for all: It’s one thing to be ordained, it’s another to be appointed as an LGBTQ+ clergyperson
When it comes to the full inclusion of LGBTQ+ people in the life and ministry of our United Methodist Churches, is ordination fair and equal yet or is it still something to which we aspire? As the Western Jurisdiction of The United Methodist Church continues its...
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