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The Connection: The Life and Order of the United Methodist Church
Imagine a new Discipline that trusts the laity and clergy to work together to figure things out in their context rather than long lists of rules that stifle creativity and innovation and create frustration.
The Connection, a draft of a new Book of Discipline, is more interested in saving souls than making rules and puts serving others ahead of procedures and process.
The primary purpose of The Connection is to make it easier for congregations to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world and to help all United Methodists stay on a Wesleyan Path. It will be simpler, clearer and better organized than our current Discipline. The Connection recognizes that the mission of United Methodism is best served by empowering congregations to develop laity who are equipped for leadership in the church and community, and clergy who are equipped to cultivate and lead leaders. The General, Jurisdictional/Central and Annual Conferences exist to resource and equip local congregations to thrive.
We invite you to read The Connection. We think you will find it a refreshing change for a denomination in need of renewal.
The Connection is in draft. Your voice and input are important for this document to move forward to General Conference. We want your feedback, suggestions and comments so that we can build on the foundation that is laid out on these pages.
Thank you for your commitment to the United Methodist Church.
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