Lexington United Methodist Church

171 Old Mill Road, Lexington, AL 35648

Discernment Resources

These resources were provided for the Lexington UMC congregation by the Lexington UMC Discernment Team. On Monday, February 27, the membership of the church voted overwhelming to disaffiliate from the United Methodist Church. The congregation also voted to seek membership with the Global Methodist Church.

These resources will remain available until the church officially exits the UMC on May 11, 2023. A new website is in work and will be active on the same date.

The Apostle's Creed

Considered one of the earliest the documents written by early followers of Jesus; the Apostles’ Creed is crafted in the form of a confessional statement of Christian belief.

Articles of Religion

The Articles of Religion are the official, historic doctrinal statements of Methodism, as abridged by John Wesley.

What We Believe

United Methodists share a common heritage with all Christians.

Confession of Faith

The Confession of Faith from The Evangelical United Brethren Church contains 16 articles. They are similar to the Articles of Religion, on which they are largely based.

Video Res​ources

Update on the

United Methodist Church

9/14/2022 - Lexington UMC

Rev. Vicki Cater 

Northwest District Superintendent

North Alabama Conference

Disaffiliation, and

The Global Methodist Church

10/23/2022 - Lexington UMC

Liz Bowlin

North Alabama

Wesleyan Covenant Association

Why Stay UMC?

11/13/2022 - Lexington UMC

Lisa Keys-Matthews

Northwest District Lay Leader

North Alabama Conference

Athens First UMC Information Meeting - 1/29/2023

Robin Scott

Lead Pastor - Asbury Church - Madison, AL

Former District Superintendent

Athens First UMC Information Meeting - 2/12/2023

Bishop Debra Wallace-Padget

North Alabama Conference

Athens First UMC Information Meeting - 2/19/2023

Vaughn Stafford

Senior Minister - Clearbranch Church - Argo

Global Methodist Church Spokesperson


Traditionalist Viewpoint Video Series

Rob Renfroe: President & Publisher - Good News Magazine

Progressive/Centrist Viewpoint - Response to Rob Renfroe's Video Series

Adam Hamilton: Church of the Resurrection UMC (Kansas)

Traditionalist Viewpoints

Progressive/Centrist Viewpoints