Denominational Disaffiliation

Asbury is a traditional, Wesleyan congregation that is committed to Helping Others Follow Jesus. Because of the slow and steady drift of The United Methodist Church from their historic Christian mission, we have begun the process of disaffiliating from the denomination.

We do not know where or when we will affiliate with a new denomination. Currently, our main focus is protecting the ministry of Asbury and fully disaffiliating from the UMC. One likely future will be as part of a renewed Methodist movement in a future denomination known as the Global Methodist Church. This future denomination will be made up of former United Methodists from North America, Africa, Europe and elsewhere who uphold the authority of Scripture. The formation of this new denomination has been delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Asbury has a transition committee made up of staff and lay leaders who have been meeting and planning for three years. This committee was created to help lead our church through denominational transition and a new senior pastor transition. Whatever happens, we will retain Asbury’s identity as a Scripturally focused and doctrinally faithful congregation. Please check this page frequently to stay up to date on our disaffiliation process.


Official Church Conference Voting Results
(August 28, 2022)

Asbury has voted with a 98.05% majority to disaffiliate from the UMC.

1637 Total Ballots

1605 YES votes  | 26 NO votes

6 Abstain