Yesterday, the 2019 Special-Called General Session voted 438 to 384 to move forward with the Traditional Plan. We are thankful to be a part of a diverse, global Church. We acknowledge that with that comes differing opinions because we have geographical, generational and cultural differences. Clearly, human sexuality is a topic on which people of faith have differing and heartfelt views.
We recognize that there has been much pain brought forth by the actions and decisions of the General Conference. We acknowledge and grieve that heartbreak. We re-affirm that all people are of sacred worth, as outlined in our Book of Discipline. We welcome people of all nations, ethnic groups, ages, and sexual orientations.
We will continue to lead — in our rural churches, on the streets of the inner city, in our global and local mission work, and in our daily actions. We will continue to be a movement of God’s people reaching the 61.3% of the population in Indiana that are not involved in a religious community. God will continue to work through the people called United Methodist making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world, all to the glory of God.