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.
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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 […]