"The Commission on the Way Forward" Information Links

From February 23-26, a special session of the General Conference of The United Methodist Church will convene in St. Louis to vote on matters regarding human sexuality.  Please take the time to review this information as we prayerfully prepare for the what the future holds for the United Methodist Church.

From January 12-17, 2019 Grace Avenue held a series of Listening Sessions to allow our church family the opportunity to not only be informed, but to share their hopes, concerns and, more importantly, share their stories.  Thank you to everyone who participated in these Holy Conversations.   If you did not make it to a session, we invite you to review the information on this page and feel free to contact us with questions.   There are several contact names/emails at the bottom of this page.  

Read this document from Grace Avenue United Methodist Church. 

GAUMC Document

Make time to watch the video of Tom Berlin discussing the work of the Commission on a Way Forward. (Approx. 55 minutes)

Tom Berlin Video

Read the final report of the Commission on a Way Forward. 

Commission on the Way Forward Report

Watch Adam Hamilton’s Video at the Uniting Methodists Conference in Dallas. (Approx. 1 hour)

Adam Hamilton Video

Watch Mark Miller’s Video at the Uniting Methodists Conference in Dallas. (Approx. 40 minutes)

Mark Miller Video

Read and study Acts 15: 1-35 asking how the situation of the early church relates to our situation today.

Read other articles related to The Commission on a Way Forward at UMC.org.


For questions or concerns, please contact one of the following:
Billy Echols-Richter at billy@graceavenue.org
Laura Echols-Richter at laura@graceavenue.org
Joe Stobaugh at joe@graceavenue.org
Marcus Womack at marcus@graceavenue.org 
Kenneth Wolverton at krwolver@gmail.com