A Way Forward

The 2018 West Virginia Annual Conference provided clergy and laity delegates with opportunities to discuss and learn more about the work on the Commission on A Way Forward.  

As our General Conference delegates enter into a time of discernment the entire United Methodist Church is invited into a season of prayer and shared learning.

The resources on this page are intended to assist us as we learn and grow together.


Bishop Sandra Steiner Ball invites all members of The United Methodist Church in West Virginia to join in prayer daily from 2:23-2:26.  To learn more follow this link.

We’ve been drawing religious lines in the sand for hundreds of years, using varying standards to determine who’s “in” and who’s “out.” How can Christians work for peace within culture if we can’t get it right amongst ourselves?

Ted Trimpa, gay rights activist, and Jim Daly, president of Focus on the Family, provide a model for peace-making, as two very different people working together to advance good. They recently worked on anti-human trafficking laws in Colorado, and they’ll share wisdom on working with people that differ greatly from us. 

Bishop Sandra Steiner Ball and Rev. Tom Salsgiver, a member of the Susquehanna Annual Conference and a member of the Commission on A Way Forward, share this report of the work of the Commission.  

Gil Rendle, consultant to the Commission on A Way Forward, shares a parable for today.

Donna Pritchard, Tom Salsgiver and Leah Taylor members of the Commission on A Way Forward.

Bishop Sandra Steiner Ball shares the State of the Church with the West Virginia Annual Conference, Saturday June 9, 2018.