Texas Megachurch Starts Its Own Denomination After Leaving UMC
A large Methodist church outside of Dallas, Texas that left the United Methodist Church (UMC) last year, has decided to start its own denomination.
White's Chapel Methodist Church overwhelmingly voted last November to disaffiliate itself from the UMC over theological disagreements about same-sex marriage.
The 17,500-member church now belongs to a new denomination it is calling the Methodist Collegiate Church (MCC).
So far, they are the only members of the network but according to its website, the new denomination will be a middle ground among Methodists.
"Knowing that accountability and connectionalism...