Judicial Council Decision 1444

On May 10, the Judicial Council issued decision number 1444, a ruling that states annual conferences will not be allowed to separate from the UMC unless the process is approved by General Conference. The decision does allow local churches to separate and join the GMC if they go through the local church disaffiliation process, which requires a discernment process in which the church’s leaders will collaborate with the local district superintendent.

Read full decision here: J.C. Decision 1444