Disaffiliation Process

These instructions are only for those churches who wish to leave The United Methodist Church. NO action or vote is needed to remain in connection with the United Methodist Church.

Three years ago, at the 2019 General Conference, actions were taken regarding disaffiliation. At that time, the delegates to the 2019 General Conference voted to approve a grace-filled way for congregations to disaffiliate from The United Methodist Church based on "reasons of conscience regarding a change in the requirements and provisions of the Book of Discipline related to the practice of homosexuality or the ordination or marriage of self-avowed practicing homosexuals as resolved and adopted by the 2019 General Conference, or the actions or inactions of its annual conference related to these issues which follow.”

The Conference Board of Trustees and Cabinet continue to work together closely to provide a clear and concise way for churches to disaffiliate while providing stability to the Conference as we continue this season of transition.

To learn more about the process of disaffiliation please click the links below for more details. If your church decides to act, the process must begin with a submitted application by January 13, 2023.

February 2023 - Disaffiliation FAQs
June 2023 - Disaffiliation Application Process
June 2023 - Disaffiliation Application
Disaffiliation Agreement

MSC Trustees Disaffiliation FAQs
Local Church Withdrawal 

Wespath Disaffiliation Information - April 2022
Wespath Clergy Benefits 
Wespath FAQs