How the Disaffiliation Process works in the Dakotas UMC

Does anybody understand the process for leaving the United Methodist denomination? I’m in leadership, and I only had a rough idea because, like almost every United Methodist process, the Disaffiliation process seems confusing and overly complicated. Partially this is on purpose so that somebody doesn’t get mad one day and disaffiliation the next. The process allows a church to work through disaffiliation rationally.

This post covers step-by-step the process to disaffiliate in the Dakotas UMC.

The UMC Split: A Separation that Encourages Future Cooperation

In the split of the United Methodist denomination, what are fair terms for a church to be able to leave the UMC to join the Global Methodist denomination? This is such a cruddy deal that I doubt either side will be perfectly happy with any terms. Are there terms that seem fair and allow us not to feel taken advantage of? I hope so.

In this post, I share some thoughts from the leadership of the Dakotas UMC as we try to navigate this issue.