Resource Documents

Documents for you to download, share, and use to inform

The Iowa Chapter of the Wesleyan Covenant Association is committed to sharing easy to understand documents in hopes that you will circulate them through your church newsletters, discussion groups and by forwarding them to people in your sphere of influence. All of the documents below are designed to help all people in Iowa stay up-to-date on what's happening in Methodism. 

Specific Disaffiliation Resources

Disaffiliation Agreement - Revised agreement template pursuant to ¶2553 between local church and Iowa Annual Conference

Comparison of Wesleyan Denominations - Highlights in the differences between the UMC, GMC, Free Methodist, Wesleyan, Church of the Nazarene, and Congregational Methodist churches.

Letter Template - How to communicate with the Conference Board of Trustees chair and your District Superintendent

Local Church Resources

New Video Series - "The Division & Future of the United Methodist Church"

We are excited to share videos that are discussing in depth the Division and Future of the United Methodist Church. These videos, originally recorded for the local Altoona UMC, have been shared with you now to hopefully help describe our situation, offer thoughts on ways forward, and help us all spread information to others who don't know what's going on. 

Unfunded Pension Liabilities - Information to truly discover the numbers of Iowa's pension situation

Know & Be Known - Activity to help congregations build community

UMC Terms & Definitions - Help your whole church understand the important words for conversation

Timeline of Important Events - Highlights of how we got where we are today

The Presenting Issue - History of the human sexuality debate

General Conference Resources

General Conference Update - Updates for Pastors & Churches - March 2022