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The Commission on a Way Forward was proposed by the Council of Bishops and approved by the 2016 General Conference to do a complete examination and possible revision of every paragraph of the Book of Discipline concerning human sexuality and explore options that help to maintain and strengthen the unity of the church.

Learn more about the Commission, catch the latest news and review moderator updates. Contact email is wayforward@umcom.org.

On January, 24, 2018 a livestream related to the work of the Commission on a Way Forward and the 2019 General Conference was presented from the Virginia United Methodist Center.  The livestream included:
* How to have conversations on difficult topics in the local church
* Resources to discuss LGBTQ inclusion in the local church
* A review of the work of the Commission on a Way Forward and what will happen between now and the called 2019 session of General Conference.
The Rev. Tom Berlin, a member of the Commission on a Way Forward, was the presenter for this training event. 

Resources for and after the livestream event:
     Dialoguing with Dignity Curriculum (pdf)
     Train the Trainer Resources (pdf) 
     Dialoguing with Dignity PowerPoint Presentation (pdf)
     Dialoguing with Dignity PowerPoint 
     Timline to 2019 Special General Conference (pdf)
     FAULTLINES: Holy Conversations about Human Sexuality and The United Methodist Church (pdf)
     The Anatomy of Peace Study and Discussion Guide (pdf)

The livestream includes: how to have conversations on difficult topics in the local church, resources to discuss LGBTQ inclusion in the local church, and a review of the work of the Commission on a Way Forward and what will happen between now and the called 2019 session of General Conference.

Name Owner Date  
Commission members complete work on final report   Supervisor User 3/23/2018 11:03:34 AM    
March 23: Commission members grateful to serve, complete work on final report

Commission to meet March 19-22 to prepare report   Supervisor User 3/19/2018 9:43:11 AM    

Commission clarifies values in two sketches   Supervisor User 3/19/2018 9:41:01 AM    

'Let's be open to Christ changing our minds'   Supervisor User 3/19/2018 9:39:39 AM    
Message from Bishop Ough

Commission moderators emphasize mission   Supervisor User 3/19/2018 9:38:33 AM    

Bishops to receive, discuss updated report   Supervisor User 3/19/2018 9:37:03 AM    
 
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