In New Article, Bishop Asks UMs to 'Rethink Church'

April 17, 2009

Bishop Warner H. Brown, Jr. has posted a new article to the website of the California-Nevada Annual Conference - in which he challenges United Methodists to "Rethink Church."


The Bishop's message presages next month's launch of a new national advertising campaign by United Methodist Communications, "which seeks to redefine church as an experience beyond Sunday mornings or the building itself."


"The goal is to encourage a spiritual dialogue, both within and outside of the church," the Bishop writes. "To nudge 'unchurched' young adults, in particular, to think about their spirituality and consider what churches may have to offer - while at the same time challenging those of us within the church to ask whether in fact we do have something to offer that young adults would want."


Link here to read the Bishop's complete message (housed in the Bishop's Articles section of the website) or scroll down on the Home Page at, and look for "What If We Rethink Church?" under the "From the Bishop" banner.