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Wesleyan Wisdom: Bishop Schnase offers prophetic assessment of UMC

Bishop Robert Schnase gave the episcopal address to the recent South Central Jurisdictional Conference, and United Methodists should heed his prophetic words. He offers a reality check on where we are and what will happen if we do not answer the call to “rise up, ye saints of God.” Let’s begin with this assessment by […]

Future of UMC requires acting on Call to Action

By Bishop Robert Schnase, Special Contributor Editor’s note: This column is an excerpt, slightly adapted, from Bishop Robert Schnase’s episcopal address at the recent South Central Jurisdictional Conference in Oklahoma City. The Council of Bishops commissioned the Towers Watson Report, a 250-page in-depth analysis of our denomination. It shows an irrefutably unsustainable model for ministry […]

Text of Bishop Schnase’s episcopal address

The following is a transcript of the Episcopal Address to the South Central Jurisdictional Conference on July 19, 2012, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma by Missouri Conference Bishop, Robert Schnase. You can view the address in its entirety by clicking on the video link on the upper right-hand side of the homepage of The United Methodist […]