Statement of Purpose |
A History of Progress |
What You, As An Individual, Can Do
Concerned Methodists is a "Renewal" organization working within the
United Methodist Church, urging it to greater biblical faithfulness to its
Wesleyan heritage and standing firmly on the Judeo-Christian ethic which
extends back for over 6,000 years. It seeks to inform motivated Christians
in actions contributing to church reform, provide assistance, and emphasize
- We believe that the task of the Christian Church is, above all, the proclaiming of the 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 clergy.
- 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.
- 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.
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Concerned Methodists was founded in 1990 as an informal organization by four men who were grieved about the priorities and direction of the denomination. At that time, they had been led to believe that they
were the only ones with concerns about biblical infidelity, political
activism, and misguided support of leftist governments/organizations in the
international arena. Since that time, its founders have come to understand
that there are hundreds of thousands of people with similar burdens, and
that reform efforts extend across the entire United Methodist Church.
Concerned Methodists is a not-for-profit corporation organized under the
Internal Revenue Code 501(c)3. Its members pray, speak to churches and
other groups, talk on radio stations, disseminate written data, and
intercede on behalf of concerned individuals. All members who work on
behalf of Concerned Methodist do so on a volunteer basis, offering their
services as an additional gift to the Lord for His work. In all of its
actions, Concerned Methodists urges individuals, couples, and groups to
remain within the denomination, to be a beacon of truth, and to work for
restoration of Christian values.
During its eight year history, the circulation of The Christian
Methodist Newsletter has grown to over ten thousand recipients in the
United States, Canada, Latin America, England, Scandinavia, the Philippines,
and Africa. It has been cited as an information source, and requests to
reprint its material have been received from across the United States and
Africa. Its letterhead delineates the priorities of Concerned Methodists:
"Dedicated to Christ
Dedicated to Truth
Dedicated to Renewal"
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- Ensure your own relationship with our Lord, Jesus Christ.
- Pray for:
- Yourself for guidance, strength, and
- The clergy and leadership of the United
Methodist church that they will be led by the Holy spirit and be faithful to the Lord.
- The success of the renewal movement in
helping the United Methodist Church return to spiritual fidelity.
- Concerned Methodists - that it will be within the Lord's will for the group as an organization, and for each member as an individual.
- Inform yourself of what is happening within the denomination. It is
estimated that the great majority of the laity are not aware of over 99
percent of what transpires in the general church.
- Be resolute in your actions. When one calls the clergy to
accountability and speaks out for renewal, he often comes under attack from
those not understanding the real issues, or those who attempt to discredit
what he is saying. It is important to focus on the issues themselves.
- Enlist as many like-minded people as possible (with a minimum of one
other) in your efforts for renewal at the local, district, and conference
- Inform as many other people as possible of issues in the church. Get
their names, addresses, and phone numbers for future communication. Ask for
permission to send their names to Concerned Methodists to receive The
Christian Methodist Newsletter , which will be mailed to them free of charge.
- Contribute as you are able to the work of Concerned Methodists. This is
a "faith" ministry; the work it does is supported solely by the contributions
it receives. It is never our intention to cause any feelings of coercion or
pressure; we simply ask that you pray and be led by the Holy Spirit in your
support. Fully 100 percent of donations given in support of this work is
translated into its mission of educating and informing others. All
contributions are tax deductible.
- Consider starting an active renewal group within your church, district,
or conference. Members of Concerned Methodists can assist you in this at
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The Officers and Directors of Concerned Methodists, Inc.
P. O. Box 2864
Fayetteville, NC 28302-2864
Phone: 910/488-4379 FAX: 910/488-5090
Website maintained by Rev. John Warrener at Servantweb.com