Research and Statistics
New Updated Numbers for 2008 (most current figures from GCFA).
This exclusive RENEW report was produced with statistical information obtained from the General Council on Finance and Administration of the United Methodist Church. It reveals the continued drop in membership of United Methodist Women and why developing alternative women's ministries within the church is so important. For the complete report , click image.
Report on the 2008 Book of Resolutions
An updated report on the 2008 Book of Resolutions shows that a handful of the boards and agencies in the UMC are responsible for over 75% of this voluminous book. In the early days of United Methodism, the Book of Resolutions, which is the church's social policy, constituted just 6 pages at the back of our Book of Discipline, which is our book of church law. Now, the BOR is a separate volume that is over 1000 pages in length and deals with every topic imaginable on every conceivable issue, usually from a politically partisan perspective. The resolutions are considered our official church policy on social issues and their content may surprise many United Methodists. Read the full report here.