Who are Concerned Methodists?
Men and women, both laity clergy, from coast to
coast who believe in the orthodox Christian faith and who want to see
renewal come to the UMC.
We are a ministry of laypeople and clergy –
made up completely of volunteers serving without pay – who are joined
together reaffirming our Wesleyan heritage, the Bible as being God’s
word, and Jesus Christ as being fully Lord and Savior.
We are grieved that our beloved United
Methodist Church (UMC) has been in consistent decline for the past forty
We believe that there are some spiritual and
moral truths – similar to physical laws of gravity – that are unchanging
We do not engage in political advocacy, but
call into question those employees, bishops, and church personnel who
give the public impression that they represent UM laity in their
We oppose actions taken by UM employees that
are against our orthodox Christian faith and our Wesleyan heritage.
One bishop has said, “Allen Morris loves the
United Methodist Church.” Yes, that is why we want to see it prosper.
There are a lot of good things going on at the
local church, but the big problem is at the national and leadership
level of the United Methodist Church. Significantly, as goes the
leadership, so goes the denomination.
When we return to our Wesleyan doctrine and
heritage that have served us so well in the past, face our problems,
correct them, and then we will start to grow again.
Our ultimate hope is that the Holy Spirit
would somehow be poured on the people of the United Methodist Church and
every person would be changed into a John Wesley or a Susannah Wesley.
Then our church would turn the United States
and the world upside down for Jesus Christ!
That is our ultimate prayer!
What is their purposes?
1. We believe that the task of the Christian
Church is, above all, the proclaiming of the complete Gospel of our Lord
Jesus Christ and the discipling of those who answer the call. We are
concerned that some agencies, boards, and members of the clergy (from
the local to the episcopal level) of the United Methodist Church may not
share this commitment and have, in some ways, substituted secular causes
and beliefs for the Gospel. We believe this to be a misplacement of
priorities that must be corrected.
2. We believe that it is the responsibility of
every Christian to effectively witness to non-believers and to do
everything within his power to bring them to a saving knowledge of our
Lord Jesus Christ.
3. We believe the Bible to be the inspired Word
of God, without error, and as fully applicable in solving problems in
today’s world as it was during the time of Christ.
4. We believe that each of us needs to examine
and nurture his relationship with the Lord in terms of Bible study,
prayer, quiet times, Scripture memorization, and Christian fellowship on
a daily basis.
5. We believe that all members of the laity need
to be as fully informed as possible. A knowledgeable, aware, assertive
membership is as vital to renewal as is an open, responsive, Bible-based
6. We are committed to actively informing others
of the issues and activities involving members, boards, and agencies of
the United Methodist Church, and critically examining its policies.
7. We are committed to actively pursuing changes
where we deem them necessary. For this purpose, we are committed to
doing everything necessary to bring about change within the United
Methodist Church. We will continue to work within the organization until
it is once again an effective instrument for doing God’s will in
proclaiming the Good News of Jesus Christ, in discipling its members,
and in helping those in need.
What are their activities?
Talk to churches and other interested
groups of people; publicize information as widely as possible through: a
website, The Christian Methodist Newsletter, the Monthly “Update,”
publish books and financial studies, fact sheets (homosexuality and
How can I help?
Prayer, financial support, inform
others, question clergy and other church leaders, express your
Are my contributions tax deductible?
Yes. We are a tax exempt organization
under the laws of North Carolina and a corporation organized under the
federal IRS regulation 501(c)3.