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Kingsburg Recommendation

Kingsburg United Methodist Church Administrative Council

Proposed recommendation


Whereas, the people of Kingsburg United Methodist Church represent a 115 year tradition in Kingsburg of witness and ministry in the name of Jesus Christ Our Lord and Savior,

And whereas, we have always affirmed the authority and trustworthiness of Scripture and have proclaimed the divinity of Jesus Christ and salvation by grace through faith in Jesus Christ's atoning death,

And whereas, we have insurmountable differences with the leadership of the California-Nevada Annual Conference on issues of faith and revelation,

And whereas, we are tired of fighting against those who hold tolerance and Inclusion to be higher values than Scriptural truth,

And whereas, the leadership of the Annual Conference has broken trust with Scripture, the Book of Discipline, and our heritage in John Wesley by supporting clergy who perform same-sex ceremonies, promoting sexual permissiveness, and excluding biblical United Methodists from leadership,

And whereas, the Conference Ministry staff refuses to work together on a plan of separation from the Annual Conference for evangelical pastors and laypeople,

And whereas, Scripture teaches us to stand apart from unholiness and evil (Rom. 16:17-18; Eph. 5:6-16; 2 Tim 3:1-5; 2 Tim 4:1-5; 1 Pet 1:14-16),

Therefore, be it resolved that we, the members of the Kingsburg United Methodist Church, by this advisory vote are of the opinion that we can no longer in Christian conscience remain members of the United Methodist Church,

And be it resolved that we believe that the membership of Kingsburg United Methodist Church, exclusive of the Board of Trustees, should be transferred to the Kingsburg Community Church effective July 1, 1998,

And be it further resolved that the remaining Board of Trustees and Conference leadership be urged to negotiate a just process to transfer property from the Kingsburg United Methodist Church to the Kingsburg Community Church In order to allow the church family continued use of this property to plant the Good News of Jesus Christ, grow mature disciples, and harvest the fruit of the Spirit for the needs of the world.

(source: Unofficial E.R.F site )

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