United Methodist Action

UM Action works to defend biblical faithfulness and a disciple-making focus in the United Methodist Church, as sought by the founder of Methodism, John Wesley, and challenge those who would divert our church from the holy mission to which God has called us.

Stand with United Methodist Biblical Beliefs at General Conference 2020!

At the May 5-15, 2020 United Methodist General Conference in Minneapolis, liberal activists once again will push to overturn the United Methodist Church’s biblical stance defining marriage as husband and wife.  We stand with traditionalist delegates from America, the Philippines, Europe, Asia and Africa who affirm biblical beliefs about marriage and sex.   We realize that graciously upholding these standards with firmness and love is the most compassionate way for ALL people.  We believe over 50 years of church membership decline in America must end.  We thank our brothers and sisters in Africa for their evangelistic faith.  We believe dissenters who can’t abide United Methodist biblical standards should be permitted to separate with generous terms.   We pray for a renewed and unified global United Methodism focused on transformation in Jesus Christ.

United Methodist Action

We seek to reform our denomination’s institutional approach to social and political issues to be more restrained, nuanced, non-partisan, and thoughtfully grounded in biblical and historic Christian teachings, in the spirit of the “On Humility, Politics, and Christian Unity” resolution. This statement of principles was written by UM Action’s current director, John Lomperis, and overwhelmingly adopted by the 2008 General Conference of the United Methodist Church.

UM Action is accountable to its Steering Committee and Advisory Board, both of which are entirely composed of faithful clergy and lay members of the United Methodist Church. For 2019-2021, this UM Action leadership consists of:

Sara Anderson, Jane and William Bonner, Dixie Brewster, Mary Byerman, Dr. Janice Crouse, Dan Fuller, Krystl Gauld, Rev. Dr. Philip Hardt, Dr. Richard Hoffman, Rev. Dr. Paul Jaw, Joe Kilpatrick, J. Robert Ladd, Rev. Ethan Larson, Charles Miller, Rev. Martin Nicholas, Jim Ottjes, Rev. Paul Stallsworth.

Karl Baumgardner, esq., Rev. Bill Bouknight, Rev. Riley Case, Rev. Dr. Ken Collins, Betsy and Gerald Kersey, Rev. Bob Land, Rev. Bob Parrott, Rev. Dr. Edmund Robb, T. Terrell Sessums, Faye Short, Helen Rhea Stumbo, Dr. John Stumbo, Rev. Donald Wildmon.