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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 Christian discipleship.

  • 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:
    1. Yourself for guidance, strength, and resoluteness.
    2. The clergy and leadership of the United Methodist church that they will be led by the Holy spirit and be faithful to the Lord.
    3. The success of the renewal movement in helping the United Methodist Church return to spiritual fidelity.
    4. 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 level.

  • 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 your location.

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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


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