“Table Talks with Bishop Scott Jones, conversations on The Way Forward” have concluded. Separate sessions were held for clergy and laity in all nine districts from August 11-23, 2018. Video is available from one of the presentations:


Below is information regarding the three plans being presented as options at the special session of the General Conference in February 2019.

Report and Summary

Council of Bishops Commission on a Way Forward Report

Executive Summary: Commission on a Way Forward Report


Bishop Jones' Analyses:

Analysis of the Commission on a Way Forward Report

Analysis of One Church Plan

Analysis of Connectional Conference Plan

Analysis of Traditional Plan


Bishop Jones’s Statements about the Commission on a Way Forward’s Process

During the next sixteen months, there will be some discussion within the United Methodist Church about human sexuality. The Special Session of General Conference will meet February 24-26, 2019 in St. Louis, Missouri.
For statements issued by the Commission on a Way Forward, go to
For statements issued by the Council of Bishops, go to
For blogs written by Bishop Jones on this and other issues, go to www.extremecenter.com.
As information becomes available, Bishop Jones will post updates on this website.


Letter from Bishop Jones - May 4th, 2018

Letter from Bishop Jones November 3, 2017


See the live stream and Q&A on The Way Forward that was hosted on May 12, 2018. Watch Video