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.

We are encouraging and helping congregations exit the United Methodist Church before this year’s deadline, anticipating that next year’s General Conference will liberalize the church’s teachings.  And we encourage exiting congregations to join the new Global Methodist Church.

We strongly defend the rights of conferences and congregations to make their own fair, free, and informed decisions on whether or not to continue with the liberalism of the new post-separation United Methodist Church.

In the meantime, we advocate within both our United Methodist Church and the new Global Methodist Church for biblical faithfulness, transparent governance, accountable leadership, and a disciple-making focus. Read “UM Action’s Hopes and Plans for Faithful United Methodists,” adopted by the UM Action Steering Committee in October 2022.

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 2021-2024, this UM Action leadership consists of:

Sara Anderson, Jane and William Bonner, Dixie Brewster (vice chair), Dan Fuller, Dr. Krystl Gauld, Rev. Dr. Philip Hardt, Dr. Richard Hoffman, Rev. Dr. Paul Jaw, Joe Kilpatrick, Rev. Ethan Larson, Rev. Martin Nicholas (chair), Jim Ottjes, Rev. Paul Stallsworth.

Karl Baumgardner, esq., Rev. Bill Bouknight, Rev. Riley Case, Rev. Dr. Ken Collins, Dr. Janice Crouse, Rev. Bob Land, Charles Miller, Rev. Bob Parrott, Rev. Dr. Edmund Robb, Helen Rhea Stumbo, Dr. John Stumbo, Rev. Donald Wildmon.