We long to be passionate followers of Jesus Christ, committed to a Wesleyan vision of Christianity, anchored in scripture and informed by tradition, experience and reason as we live a life of personal piety and social holiness.
We commit to resist evil, injustice and oppression in all forms and toward all people and build a church which affirms the full participation of all ages, nations, races, classes, cultures, gender identities, sexual orientations, and abilities.
We reject the Traditional Plan approved at General Conference 2019 as inconsistent with the gospel of Jesus Christ and will resist its implementation.
Susquehanna UMC Next is a grassroots network of laypersons and clergy in the Susquehanna Annual Conference whose purpose is to cultivate Community, Conversation, and Collaboration among people who desire to move into a hope-filled inclusive Methodist future together. We hope to create community for a broad range of people who desire an inclusive church.
We are not an advocacy group, although we hope individuals and churches will make connections for advocacy and collective action through the SUSUMC Next Community.
We are not a membership group, because our goal is to engage as many people in conversation as possible.
Our Four Commitments
We believe these commitments are essential to a hope-filled future for the global Methodist movement
We will work to eliminate discriminatory language and the restrictions and penalties in the Discipline regarding LGBTQ persons. We affirm the sacred worth of LGBTQ persons, celebrate their gifts, and commit to being in ministry together.
Copyright 2019, Susquehanna UMCNext.