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2021 UMC FAQ Videos

Top Five Tactics Bishops use to delay a local Methodist Church from voting on disaffiliation

  • September 23, 2021
  • by Emily

When churches try to vote to leave the United Methodist Church many Bishops will try to postpone the church vote. In this video, Dan Dalton, discusses the top five tactics Bishops use to delay a local Methodist Church from voting on disaffiliation. We hope you […]

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The unfounded “unfunded pension liability” claim of UMC Annual Conferences

  • March 17, 2022
  • by Daniel P. Dalton

The factual basis for the statements of this video are below: The pension plans are fully funded: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TV4hkxV-rMM Bishop Scott Jones video to the Texas Annual Conference, minute 1:01-1:03 Explanation that exit payments will not necessarily be used by Conferences to pay pensions: https://www.wespath.org/assets/1/7/5641.pdf page […]

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The three messages leading local Methodist Churches to question whether there will be General Conference in 2022

  • February 6, 2022
  • by Daniel P. Dalton

On Wednesday, January 26, 2022, the Commission on the General Conference met to discuss if there would be a General Conference in 2022. While no official announcement has been made, one can easily surmise what will the message will be when an announcement is released […]

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The price of a local church leaving the United Methodist Church and keeping your property

  • November 18, 2021
  • by Daniel P. Dalton

The decision to leave the United Methodist Church may come at a price. Watch this video to learn more about the cost of leaving the denomination.  

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Three strategies used by Bishops to close local Methodist churches

  • September 23, 2021
  • by Emily

The warning signs are there but churches don’t even realize it. In this video, Dan Dalton discusses the three strategies Bishops use to close churches. We hope you found this video helpful. If you have questions or want to explore legal counsel, please contact Daniel Dalton, […]

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Defining and cleaning up membership within a local UMC prior to disaffiliation

  • September 21, 2021
  • by Emily

One thing a number of churches forget to do is audit their membership role. In this video, Dan Dalton discusses how members of a church are decided and why it is important that churches clean up their membership list prior to voting on leaving the […]

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Questions a local Methodist Church should ask before joining a denomination

  • September 16, 2021
  • by Emily

Making the decision to leave the United Methodist Church is not an easy one, but what can be even harder is trying to figure out what to do next. In this video, Dan Dalton, discusses the questions a local Methodist Church should ask before joining […]

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Frequently Asked Questions from churches looking to leave the United Methodist Denomination

  • March 24, 2021
  • by Emily

When we talk to churches that want to leave the denomination, many of them have the same questions. To help you determine the best course for your church, we answer these commonly asked questions in our latest video. Watch to learn more.     We hope you […]

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Options for the local Methodist Church with no vote on the Separation Protocol

  • February 18, 2021
  • by Daniel P. Dalton

It is fairly clear that a vote on the Protocol will not occur in 2021. And it is likely that there will not be any type of action taken on the proposed separation protocol is not addressed until 2024. It is time for local Methodist […]

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Laying the groundwork to abandon the proposed UMC Separation Protocol

  • February 13, 2021
  • by Daniel P. Dalton

If you are following the news involving the United Methodist Church, you may have heard of the Separation Protocol – a proposal to split the United Methodist Church into three denominations. The proposal was announced with much fanfare one year ago and celebrated by many […]

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