Current Issues

This page shows the latest issues, programmes and plans for the Liverpool Methodist District.
God In Love Unites Us

GOD IN LOVE UNITES US

How is our District Engaging with Discussions about Cohabitation and Same-Sex Marriage?

1.  Prayer

Please pray for one another, and for our church in this process of discernment and decision making.  The Methodist website provides some prayer resources for each day of the week here.

2.  Provisional Legislation

The Methodist Conference 2019 voted for provisional legislation which would change our approach to marriage and relationships.  This was through a report called: God in Love Unites Us.  As a result we are now consulting across the District in preparation for a vote at our Synod on 25th April 2020.

The vote will be on five resolutions as set out in this document.

Our votes and responses will then go forward to Methodist Conference 2020 for a final decision.

3.  Conversations

Our conversations will seek to achieve two things:

  • a full open conversation between people coming from different perspectives;
  • to inform the District Synod of the range of views within the District.

We have trained a number of people to facilitate these conversations.  You can access various documents and study guides below.