Full Communion with Episcopal Church

The United Methodist Church already has full-communion agreements with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, five Pan-Methodist denominations and the Moravian Church in North America.

Delegates to the 2020 General Conference will consider a Full Communion Agreement with the Episcopal Church due to the strong historical ties to John Wesley’s Church of England,

Full communion means each church acknowledges the other as a partner in the Christian faith, recognizes the validity of each other’s baptism and Eucharist, and commits to work together in ministry. Such an agreement also means Episcopalians and United Methodists can share clergy.

Other legislation includes a resolution to adopt a new doctrinal teaching, "Sent in Love: A United Methodist Understanding of the Church."


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