Petition 81437

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Covenant (81437-FO-NonDis)

I PROPOSE THAT THE 2008 UNITED METHODIST CHURCH GENERAL CONFERENCE ADOPT THE FOLLOWING ACTION PLAN TO ACCOMPLISH UNITY WITHIN THE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH:
    1. Every Clergy and Lay Delegate attending General Conference make a recommitment to God’s word by asking for forgiveness of your sin(s) and repent of your sin(s). Make a COVENANT with God to accept all the scriptures in the Bible and promise to live by all the scriptures in the Bible every day on your spiritual journey.
2. Every Clergy and Lay Delegate attending Jurisdictional Conference make a recommitment and COVENANT with God as listed in step 1.
3. Every Clergy and Lay Member attending Annual Conference make a recommitment and COVENANT with God as listed in step 1.
4. Every Clergy and Lay Member of each local church make a recommitment and COVENANT with God as listed in step 1.
5. The above four steps will be accomplished by June 30, 2009.

Rationale

A Unity Resolution was passed on MAY 7, 2004, however a Unity Plan was not included in the resolution on how the United Methodist Church would accomplish Unity.  God commands the church to have UNITY in 1 Corinthians 1:10. This petition is presenting God’s plan for achieving UNITY.