United Methodist Denominational Conflict

To understand how things are, you have to know how they have been. To understand the current situation, you can look back to the history of the United Methodist Church. What we are seeing is not merely a conflict over human sexuality, but two different churches with different approaches to theology and ministry that arose in 1968. We are now finally recognizing that their differences are not sustainable.

While the “presenting issues” are matters of sexuality, the core issues concern the authority of Scripture and Christology. Asbury adheres to traditional Christian beliefs on God’s creative design for sex, sexuality and marriage.

While Asbury’s leadership direction is certain, you may have concerns and questions concerning the consequences of what appears to be a separation from The United Methodist Church. Please refer to this section for updates as we move toward the 2021 General Conference and as information comes available.