From left, the Revs. Junius Dotson (gen. sect., Discipleship Ministries), Adam Hamilton (sr. pastor, Church of the Resurrection), DJ del Rosario (Pacific-Northwest Conference), and Ginger Gaines-Cirelli (sr. pastor, Foundry); and Karen Prudente (chairperson, Methodists in New Direction) at May 22, 2019 press conference.
(Leawood, Kansas) -- More than 600 United Methodists gathered in Kansas this week for UMCNext, a conversation in response to the adoption of The Traditional Plan by the 2019 Special General Conference. The participants depart today from an event that has been remarkable for many reasons.
"Every movement has a tipping point, a game changer, a watershed moment; this is one of them," said convening team member Rev. Junius Dotson. "In a moment none of us have experienced before and could never have fully anticipated, we have come together and held many important things in tension. We have managed ambiguity, and cared for the waves of our own emotions and reactions. It has been intense, challenging, powerful, beautiful work we have engaged together."
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