A diverse, 16-member group of United Methodist bishops and other leaders has offered a proposal that would preserve The United Methodist Church while allowing traditionalist-minded congregations to form a new denomination. The separating group would get $25 million in United Methodist funds and would keep its local church properties.

The United Methodist News Service published the following article on January 3 regarding a separation plan for the denomination. 

Diverse leaders’ group offers separation plan

The following links are included in the article above, but here they are for your reference. 

An unofficial group of representatives from various United Methodist advocacy groups and bishops from across the world has agreed on a proposal that would provide a pathway for separation of churches or annual conferences that wish to leave the denomination to start a new denomination(s), but only if approved by the United Methodist General Conference in May. Read more about this proposal and others coming before the General Conference at the link below. United Methodist News will conduct a live-streamed interview with a panel of group members at 9:30 a.m. ET on Jan. 13 on www.UMNews.org.