RECOMMENDED ACTION: Affiliation with the Global Methodist Church

Denominational discernment included a rigorous assessment of options, including several other Methodist denominations and independent network affiliations. After careful consideration, the TWMC discernment leadership team is recommending affiliation with the Eastern Texas Conference of the Global Methodist Church (GMC).

As a start-up denomination, the GMC offers the truest expression of Wesleyan Methodism while also offering TWMC the greatest opportunity to contribute to its growth in meaningful and long-lasting ways. Recognizing this historic moment in the life of the church, the discernment leadership team seeks to advance its mission in ways that are mutually fruitful for both TWMC and the GMC. Read each article on this page to understand the reasons for this recommendation.

An Open Letter to the Members of The Woodlands Methodist Church

As we endeavor to live and lead as pastors in ministry at The Woodlands Methodist Church, it is our sincere desire to advance the mission of this church to the fullest and broadest extent possible. We believe the mission and vision of The Woodlands Methodist Church most closely align with that of the Global Methodist Church.

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Why the GMC? and Why Now?

Studying the GMC through the discernment frameworks, the discernment leadership team found the GMC to be the strongest fit for TWMC. The optimal time to make the biggest impact on the GMC is right now, during the start-up phases of the new denomination. TWMC has a unique opportunity to help develop structure, systems and the spirit of the GMC.

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Discernment Frameworks

There are many factors to consider as the church discerns future affiliation and embarks on a new, post-UMC era of ministry; however, none are more important to the decision-making process than assessment of options in comparison to the foundational pillars that give unique form and purpose to the ministries of The Woodlands Methodist Church.

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Spring 2023 Member Survey Results

During March and April of 2023, almost 1,000 people completed the Spring 2023 Member Survey. If this number includes your response, thank you! Click the link below to view a complete set of results for each survey question.

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October 2022 Member Survey Results

Review the results of our TWMC member survey completed in September and October of 2022. Results are available in graphic format, in an overview video and in digital-download format.

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