NASHVILLE, Tenn. –– the National Association of Conference Presidents of United Methodist Men confessed that churches have not always been supportive of women clergy.
Meeting March 3-6 in Nashville, the men sent a resolution to the 2012 General Conference urging men to welcome women to the pulpits of their churches, and asked local chapters of United Methodist men to invite clergywomen to share in their studies and activities.
Support for women clergy
A resolution to the 2012 General Conference from the National Association of Conference Presidents
Whereas United Methodist Churches have not always supported clergywomen
Whereas clergy women have gifts and graces that have enriched the witness of this denomination
Whereas clergywomen have been supportive of United Methodist Men as expressed in scouting ministry and men’s ministry
Be it resolved that United Methodist men be encouraged to welcome women to the pulpits of their churches
Be it further resolved that clergywomen be invited to share in the studies and activities of local chapters of United Methodist Men.