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Should I stay or should I go?

The world has changed and is changing. The global coronavirus pandemic and disagreements within our denomination are just two of many events that continue to affect United Methodists around the world.

As the church confronts these new realities, it is important for the people called United Methodists to explore and understand who we are, what we believe, and how we live as people of God today and into the future.

To help us think through these issues, the Connectional Table, in cooperation with our general agencies, is hosting a series of discussions with United Methodist theologians and leaders that will help us better understand our faith, our church, ourselves.

Learn more about the series

October 5, 2021, 10:00 a.m. CT

Session 1: Should I stay? Or should I go?

Maybe you started going to a United Methodist church as a child. Or perhaps you came later in life because of the choir, the preaching or because the building was near your home. As our church experiences a tumultuous season, you may wonder what our disagreements and decisions will mean for you.

As we begin Tuesdays at the Table, we talk with Dr. David N. Field about why he is a United Methodist and how he is thinking through these personal decisions. 

Live on Facebook

Beginning October 5, join us every Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. Central Time (3:00 p.m. GMT) on our Facebook page, for a conversation about who we are as the people of The United Methodist Church. Our guests will be responding to your questions in that chat for approximately 30 minutes following the presentation.

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How Can We Know God?

On four upcoming Tuesdays — October 12 through November 2 — Tuesdays at the Table conversations will address the ways we know and experience God throughout our lives.

We will explore each of our United Methodist "Theological Guidelines" — Scripture, reason, experience and tradition (Book of Discipline 2016, para. 105).

Explore the topics and guests for the upcoming sessions below.