Commission on a Way Forward
The 32 members of the Commission on a Way Forward is accountable to the Council of Bishops, which named the members following a mandate from the 2016 General Conference. The charge from the General Conference was for the bishops to find a way forward and for unity in the United Methodist Church on issues related to human sexuality.
In releasing a status report, the Commission moderators Bishops David Yemba, Sandra Steiner Ball and Ken Carter said the status report was available in video and PDF form and can be shared electronically, in worship and in print. "We encourage all United Methodists to view this," they said. "We endourage you to offer us feedback and prayer."
The Commission will continue to meet until they report to the Council of Bishops. The final report will be issued to the Council of Bishops, who will then present the report to the 2019 Special Session of General Conference for action.