Expansive Language Video

The General Commission on the Status and Role of Women seeks to offer ministry resources that help promote the use of the most expansive language possible. We encourage the use of this expansive language when we are meeting in groups—from small to medium to large. The United Methodist Book of Resolutions (811) affirms "the use of biblical language and images in worship and in our common life together, and affirm the use of language that reflects the longstanding commitment to the inclusiveness and diversity of United Methodist members and constituencies." We build upon this work in The United Methodist Book of Resolutions by encouraging the use of expansive language in all of our common work together. Please use this video to introduce using expansive language in your churches, small groups, youth groups, United Methodist events, etc.

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