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First United Methodist Church of Lockhart and Disaffiliation from the UMC

First United Methodist Church of Lockhart has entered a six-month period of discernment regarding a possible future decision to disaffiliate from the United Methodist Church and affiliate with another Methodist denomination, presumably the Global Methodist Church. No decision will be made until after the six-month period, and that will happen at a church conference, and voted on by all members present. Disaffiliation would require a 2/3 supermajority.

We've created this page to provide links to information and helps from multiple perspectives. We encourage you to explore as many of these resources as possible, ask questions, and share your thoughts and ideas with the Discerning Pathways Committee and others in our congregation.

Comparison Chart: United Methodist Church vs. Global Methodist Church

Pastor Clifton's Slide Presentation: Discerning Pathways Process

Byron Friedrich's Slide Presentation: Why We Should Disaffiliate from the UMC

Phil McBride's Slide Presentation: Why We Should Remain United Methodist


Resources and News Articles on Disaffiliation

Rob Renfroe's Videos (GMC Perspective)

Adam Hamilton's Videos (UMC Perspective)