Staying is a special series of conversations on the value of staying with the United Methodist Church. Quite simply – there are some churches discussing whether they feel called to potentially leave the United Methodist Church. We think now is the time to discuss, share and reflect on the value of staying.

In the Staying series, we talk to Louisiana Conference pastors and lay leaders about why they are staying with the United Methodist Church. 

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To be clear – the United Methodist Church is NOT splitting. Instead, there is a group of churches and congregations, some in Louisiana, who are discerning whether now is the time to leave the denomination over the issue of ordination and marriage of LGBTQ persons.

That issue is at the heart of their decision to leave. It's an issue that has been debated for over 50 years. This series of conversations is not about those particular issues. Instead, we want to talk about the value of staying and what that means for your church and your community.

At the same time, we want to set the record straight about a series of falsehoods, misinformation, and downright disinformation that are intentionally being spread by some wishing to harm the United Methodist Church. 

Downloadable Clips

Many of you have asked to use various clips from the Staying series for use in presentations. We've compiled a batch of clips from the show, and placed them in a folder for your downloading. If you need help downloading them, or if you'd like a clip that is not in this folder, please feel free to email us.

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Staying Video Series


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