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The United Methodist Church is a connectional church, meaning all the churches relate to and are accountable to one another. Here’s our writings on this subject.

Why Connectionalism Matters

There are essentially two types of church denominational systems: connectionalism and congregationalism. In connectional systems (United Methodist, Presbyterian, Episcopal, Catholic, etc): pastors are assigned to churches churches are accountable to meta-church agencies and boards church buildings and property are owned by the meta-church (the denomination) and held in trust by the local congregation. In congregational […]