"I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye on you." -PSALM 32:8
This is a complex issue with lots of opposing views and resources to sift through. Use the items on this page to further your knowledge and come to your own conclusions. There is a lot of information on this page. Don’t let it overwhelm you. Take your time in reading, processing, and praying over everything here.
Twenty-seven years ago, when Christ Church was planning its first worship service in a Jr. High School cafeteria.
There are several places we could end up after leaving the discernment process. Here is a list of those places as well as general information about each.
Christ Church is in the midst of the discernment process. This means that we are listening for the Lord to guide us toward what is best for the future of this church.
This is a resource given to us by the Texas Annual Conference to help us, and other churches in the conference, through discernment.
As you learn more through reading all we have provided here and by doing your own research, you may come across some unfamiliar terms. Use this glossary as a tool for your discernment.
A group of staff and members have come together in prayer and planning to help make this discernment process as smooth as possible. Click below to meet the team.
Learn the Basics is a presentation given by the Christ Church discernment team focused on getting you up to speed on why this is happening and why it is happening now.
Meeting hosted by Bishop Jones where all sides of this denominational debate are presented fairly and equally.
Here you will find answers to the questions we have received. This is continuously updated.
Paragraph 2553 is the paragraph the UMC has provided churches to disaffiliate under.
Our pastors had a panel to answer your questions. Watch it here.
Resources to reference
Orthodox Wesleyan Theology
Post-separation United Methodist Church
- Key African Leader Calls for Split in the UMC
- Methodist Bishop Warns “Not to Make an Idol out of Jesus”
- United Methodist Bishop Says Muslims Will be Saved
- Married Lesbian Consecrated as Bishop in UMC
- Methodist Cleric on Bible: Not Reliable
- UMC Ministry Candidate Preaches in Drag to “Speak in a New Way”
- United Methodist’s Iliff’s Seminary Embraces Paganism
- FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)
Future Discernment Task Force District Meetings
Global Methodist Church
- GMC Home Page
- Differences that Divide
- Methodist bishops anticipate some Texas churches will move to new conservative offshoot | May 12 2022
- Conservative Methodists Launch Global Methodist Church | April 28, 2022
- Ten Reasons Why I’ll Join the Global Methodist Church | July 8, 2022
- The Future of African Methodism with Jerry Kulah
- Bishop Mike Lowery Says Goodbye to the UMC
- Asbury Theological Seminary signs MOU with the Global Methodist Church
As we process all of these considerations through discernment and theological wrestling about where the Methodist movement is headed in the foreseeable future, many of us may think, is it even worth joining a denomination?
The question of when life begins is the foundational question that frames the abortion debate.
United Methodists have debated and argued about homosexuality (also referred to as same-sex attraction) since the General Conference in 1972.
The financial impact to Christ Church as a result of disaffiliation falls into a small number of categories.
In 2019, the General Conference passed a limited provision for local churches to disaffiliate from the UMC. A benefit of the provision is the suspension of the Trust Clause.
All are welcome to attend and participate in the ministries of Christ Church. All, regardless of membership, are invited to receive the Lord’s Supper and receive Holy Baptism.
At Christ Church, we believe that every time we gather together – whether in a worship service, a Bible study, or a small group – God has the desire to move toward us. Everything we do at Christ Church is designed to help people hear God and move in line with the purpose He has for our lives.