Moving Forward

Information on the future of FUMC Royse City and the United Methodist Church


There is a division in the larger United Methodist Church. This page is to help church members navigate the deeper issues within the denomination and provides resources for members to access to gain up-to-date and accurate information.

On this page

  • I have a question (ask Pastor Chris and/or the leadership board a question
  • Traditional V. Progressive Church comparision
  • Discernment Team Work developing the Values of Royse City FUMC
  • Two Methodisms: A comparison Chart
  • North Texas Conference Disaffiliation Plan
  • Helpful Websites
  • Video from Cornerstone UMC in Houston - Bishop Scott Jones Q & A
  • Video from First UMC Grandbury
  • Video from Adam Hamilton from UM Church of the Resurrection


Official Source of News from the United Methodist Church

People Need Jesus -

This site is curated by Rev. Chris Ritter of Geneseo First United Methodist Church in Geneseo Illinois. He is a traditional pastor but does a great job of pulling resources from all streams of the current debate.

Hacking Christianity -

This is the blog site of Rev. Jeremy Smith of Seattle Washington. He is a progressive clergyperson who graduated from Boston University School of Theology, he has pastored churches in Massachusetts, Oklahoma, Oregon, and Washington stage. Jeremy advocates staying in the UMC and becoming a more progressive denomination.

United Methodist Church Website

The website for the United Methodist Church

Global Methodist Church Website

The Website for the Global Methodist Church

Wesleyan Covenant Association

The Wesleyan Covenant Association is a global connection of local churches, laity, clergy, and regional chapters that seeks to partner with like-minded orthodox Christians to build a new global Methodist church.

Reconciling Ministries

Reconciling Ministries Network celebrates that LGBTQ+ persons are an expression of God's diverse creation and exists to advocate for the affirmation of all God's children in the Church and the world.

Bishop Scott Jones Q&A
Q & A in Granbury FUMC
Adam Hamilton Vespers