THE WAY FORWARD

The Way Forward starts first and foremost with remaining unified as a local church.  Then time must be taken to answer important questions about the most unifying decision.  Sometimes we need to do something new to remain the same.  That statement is applicable to the current reality of our church.  The information on the FAQs page will help answer many of the questions surrounding the recommended next steps for John Wesley. Those next steps will be 100% unapologetically Wesleyan Methodist at its core and grace-filled in practice. Our way forward must be unified and strong.

CALENDAR

DINNER & A VOTE FOR UNITY CONFERENCE
Wednesday, October 26
Dinner | 5:30 pm
Check-in Starts  |  6:15 pm (Welcome Center)
Church Conference |  7:00 pm
REGISTER TO VOTE*
*You must be a full member of JWUMC.

OCTOBER 26  VOTING INSTRUCTIONS:

CLICK HERE to preregister. 
  • No proxy voting: You must be present to vote. UMC rules not JW rules. 
  • Childcare opens at 6:30 pm.
  • Only full members of JWUMC can vote. If you have not received an email confirming your member status, you can confirm your membership in the following ways:
    • Stop by the Welcome Center on Sunday mornings. Staff members will be available to confirm your membership status.
    • Send an email to membership@jwumc.org. Please provide your full name, address, phone number, and email address. We will reply via email with your membership status. (Please allow 2 business days for a reply.)
    • Call the church office and ask to confirm your membership status. If you need to leave a voicemail, please provide your full name, address, phone number, and email address, if available. (Please allow 2 business days for a reply.)
  • One ballot will be given per member. Members must submit their own ballot. 
  • If you are a member who is less mobile or in need of assistance, please contact the church office and we will save a seat for you in the front of the Sanctuary. 
  • If you are unable to drive, but would like to be present at the October 26 Vote for Unity Conference, please call the church office at 281-444-2112 or email Tricia Wagner, and we will help secure transportation for you.
  • All members under 16 years of age need to be accompanied by a parent 
  • Dinner begins in the WAC at 5:30 pm. Please register by Tuesday, October 25. 
  • Check in tables open at 6:00 pm in the Welcome Center
 
What are the three options for John Wesley?
1. Remain UMC
2. Disaffiliate and join another Methodist denomination (GMC, Free Methodists.)
3. Disaffiliate and be a self-governing Wesleyan Methodist Church.

What option does the Church Council, Core Leadership Team and Pastoral Staff endorse?
To disaffiliate and be a self-governing Wesleyan Methodist Church.

What does the official ballot look like?
(CLICK TO VIEW SAMPLE BALLOT.)
  • As instructed by our District Superintendent, we have updated the official ballot to include the resolution and a vote.  The new official ballot is simplified and accomplishes the same actions for the church.

Letters of Discernment

JW Senior Pastor Dr. Marty Dunbar has written letters concerning discernment as it pertains to John Wesley UMC. You can find them HERE on JW blog page.