Douglas Meeks is one of 24 United Methodist co-authors of new book, 'Where Do We Go From Here?'


Douglas Meeks, Memphis Conference retired elder and professor emeritus, Vanderbilt Divinity School, is one of 24 United Methodist leaders identified as co-authors of a new book released this month.

Where Do We Go From Here? Honest Responses from Twenty-Four United Methodist Leaders is the title of the book, compiled by Kevin Slimp, that became available May 7 on 

Other booksellers will begin selling the book in mid-May. For more information, click here.

Following the February 2019 special session of The United Methodist General Conference, many United Methodists returned to their Sunday School classes, worship services and small groups, asking the same question: “Where do we go from here?”

In this new book, four bishops, several pastors, laypersons, campus ministers, students, general board directors and others share their honest responses to the question, “Where do we go from here?”

Voices from the traditional, centrist and progressive viewpoints share their thoughts on where their church is and where it should go from here. Thought-provoking, inspiring and sometimes troubling, this book offers individuals and groups a place to better understand what United Methodist leaders are thinking in this crucial time.

Printing was delayed until after the Judicial Council rulings in late April, giving co-authors the opportunity to update their chapters and respond to the decision.

Co-Authors include Jorge Acevedo, Sydney Bertram, Sharon Bowers, Wil Cantrell, Kenneth Carder, Kenneth Carter Alex da Silva Souto, Talbot Davis, Katie Z. Dawson, Bob Farr, Thomas E. Frank, Erin Hawkins Donald Haynes, William Lawrence, Sharma D. Lewis, Laquaan Malachi, Douglas Meeks Rebekah Miles, Chris Ritter, Don Saliers, Kevin Slimp, Amy Valdez Barker, Laceye Warner, J.J. Warren.