GC 2012: 'Plan UMC' Referred to the Judicial Council

May 02, 2012

By Jay Voorhees

May 2, 2012 | Tampa, Fla. (UMNS)

 

Plan UMC, the plan for restructuring of the United Methodist Church, was referred to the Judicial Council for review by a vote of 505 to 344 in regards to the constitutionality of the restructuring plan.

 

One of the critiques offered of the new plan is that it seems similar to the old General Council on Ministries structure that was discontinued with the creation of the current Connectional Table. The original legislation that created the General Council of Ministries was ruled unconstitutional by the Judicial Council, who stated that the constitution did not make provision for a single body to assume the authority reserved for the General Conference in guiding the work of the church.

 

There is no word on when Judicial Council will offer their ruling.

 

Click here to read more about the passage of Plan UMC.