UNITED METHODIST AFFILIATE ORGANIZATIONS
Founded in 1967, the mission of Good News is to be an evangelical voice within the United Methodist Church, urging the church to be faithful to the biblically-based principles of its historic Wesleyan heritage. It seeks to unite and encourage all Christians who affirm the church's basic traditional doctrines and values. Good News magazine is published bimonthly. You may receive the magazine for a gift of $25.00 or more.
For more information: Rev. Rob Renfroe President
P.O. Box 150
Wilmore, KY 40390
(859) 858-4661; FAX: (859) 858-4972
Web site: www.goodnewsmag.org
THE MISSION SOCIETY
Purpose statement: The Mission Society has a vision of mobilizing United Methodists to obey the Great Commission and help complete the task of world evangelization. The Society assists mission efforts at the local church level and serves as a sending agency for evangelical United Methodists whom God has called into cross-cultural ministry. Its chief objective is to win persons to Christ and establish and strengthen the church.
For more information: Rev. Dick McClain, President
The Mission Society
6234 Crooked Creek Road, P.O. Box 922637
Norcross, GA 30092- 8347
(800) 478-8963; (678) 542-9083; FAX: (770) 446-3044
Web site: www.themissionsociety.org
UMACTION FOR FAITH, FREEDOM & FAMILY
UMACTION for Faith, Freedom and Family is a committee of The Institute on Religion and Democracy (IRD) specifically focused on the UM Church. It works to renew and reform the social and political witness of the church. It promotes religious liberty around the world, stresses the importance of moral responsibility in the maintenance of democracy, and advocates accountability by the church to its members.
For more information: Mr. Mark Tooley, Executive Director
1023-15th St., NW, Suite 601
Washington, DC 20005
(202)682-4131; FAX: (202)682-4136
Web site: www.theird.org
CONFESSING MOVEMENT WITHIN THE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
"The Confessing Movement is a witness by United Methodist lay men and women, clergy, and congregations who pledge unequivocal and confident allegiance to the Lord Jesus Christ according to ‘the faith which was once for all delivered to the saints' (Jude 3) . . . The Confessing Movement will contend for the apostolic faith within the United Methodist Church. The Confessing Movement will seek to reclaim and reaffirm the Church's ancient ecumenical faith in Wesleyan terms within United Methodism."
For more information: Patricia Miller, Executive Director
7995 E. 21st Street
Indianapolis, IN 46219
(317) 356-9729; FAX: (317) 356-9742
Web site: www.confessingumc.org
LIFEWATCH/TASKFORCE OF UNITED METHODISTS ON ABORTION AND SEXUALITY
"Out of obedience to Jesus Christ, the Taskforce of United Methodists on Abortion and Sexuality (TUMAS) ‘will work to create in church and society esteem for human life at its most vulnerable, specifically for the unborn child and for the woman who contemplates abortion.' Therefore, the goal of Lifewatch/TUMAS is to win the hearts and minds of United Methodists to engage in abortion-prevention through theological, pastoral, and social emphases that support human life."
For more information: Mrs. Cindy Evans, Administrator
P. O. Box 306
Cottleville, MO 63338
Web site: www.Lifewatch.org
Transforming congregations is a caucus within The United Methodist Church which calls the church to be in ministry to homosexual persons but affirms the biblical witness that homosexual practice is sin and that the power of the Holy Spirit is available to transform the life of the homosexual.
For more information: Rev. Karen Booth, Executive Director
2412 Second St.
Monroe, WI 53566
Web site: www.transformingcong.org
ASSOCIATION FOR CHURCH RENEWAL
A strategic alliance of 30+ renewal groups and movements in the mainline denominations. The ACR encourages and supports renewal and reform leaders from the mainline denominations. It is our mission to mobilize the faithful members and leadership of our historic churches for discipleship, evangelism, holy living, orthodox faith, Biblical apologetics, and the protection of the sanctity of human life, sexuality, marriage, and family
For more information: David Runnion-Bareford, President
P.O. Box 102
Candia, NH 08034
Web site: www.associationforchurchrenewal.com