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To provide information and conversation among clergy and laity who want to work together for the future of the United Methodist Church–holding together various backgrounds and theological positions to offer the strongest possible witness to the love of Jesus Christ.
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A Future With Hope for the UMC

July 31 & August 1 | TWMBO hosted "A Future with Hope," featuring panel discussions with Texas Annual Conference leaders and keynote speaker Rev. Adam Hamilton.

TWMBO on "Pod Have Mercy"

August 3 | Rev. Adam Hamilton, Rev. Lindsay Kirkpatrick, Rev. Lawrence Young, Rev. DeAndre Johnson, Rev. Tom Pace and Rev. Emily Chapman discuss some of the key issues that our denomination faces and how the UMC will move into the future as one church.

The UMC into the Future

Some of the That We May Be One team sat down with Adam Hamilton to talk about who we are and who we can be.

Unity Struggles Aren’t New
Can the UMC contain differing views?

Christian Empathy
Can the UMC be a church of differing views?

Methodists are People of Both/And
Can we have Vital Piety AND Social Witness?

Countering Culture, Not Giving In
Is the UMC ceding to the culture?

Applying the Bible to Our Time and Our Lives - How does the UMC interpret Scripture?

The Dual Fear Factor—Why are there so many rumors about the UMC?

Keeping the Holy Spirit in Scripture—
How do people of differing theologies stay in the same UMC?

Traditionalist AND United Methodist—
Will traditionalists be welcomed in the UMC?

Beliefs about Resurrection, Divinity, and Trinity—Is UMC doctrine changing?

Don't Leave the Table—Can the people of the UMC stay together?

God's Compassion Triumphs Over Fear
Can the UMC come together?

De-Weaponizing Scripture
How does the UMC interpret Scripture?

Tips and tools for local churches

Looking for ways to share information and start conversations with people at your church? We've developed some resources to help.

Resource Collection

That We May Be One (TWMBO) has authored several resources (look for those listed in bold below).
We have also included helpful resources from other clergy and laity from across the UM connection.

Conversation Starters
Documents
Videos
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May 2022

TWMBO email series

May 01, 2022 | What's so amazing about grace?

May 08, 2022 | They will know us by our love

May 15, 2022 | Unity not uniformity

May 22, 2022 | Do not be afraid

May 27, 2022 | Packing list

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