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Christianity
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Pietism
Anglicanism
Arminianism
Wesleyanism
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Doctrinal distinctives
Articles of Religion
Prevenient Grace
Governmental Atonement
Imparted righteousness
Christian perfection
Conditional preservation of the saints

People
Richard Allen
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Thomas Coke
William Law
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The United Methodist Board of Church and Society is a general agency of the United Methodist Church. It is one of four international general program boards of The United Methodist Church as set out the UMC Book of Discipline. The General Board has headquarters on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. and at the Church Center for the United Nations in New York City. There are five divisions within the GBCS: 1) Public Witness and Advocacy 2) Administration 3) Ministry of Resourcing Congregational Life 4)United Nations Ministry 5) Communications.

The General Secretary of the Board is currently Jim Winkler.

Contents

Purpose

According to the 2004 Book of Discipline, the GBCS's purpose is thus stated:

1002. Purpose - The purpose of the board shall be to relate the gospel of Jesus Christ to the members of the Church and to the persons and structures of the communities and world in which they live. It shall seek to bring the whole of human life, activities, possessions, use of resources, and community and world relationships into conformity with the will of God. It shall show the members of the Church and the society that the reconciliation that God effected through Christ involves personal, social, and civic righteousness.

Spheres of Influence

There are six stated spheres of influence for the GBCS 1) The Natural World 2) The Nurturing Community 3) The Social Community 4) The Economic Community 5) The Political Community 6) The World Community

See also

The Methodist Episcopal Church, South's Methodist Board of Temperance, Prohibition, and Public Morals

References

  • 2004 Book of Discipline, United Methodist Publishing House

For More Information

General Board of Church and Society Website


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