The Oklahoma Conference is excited to share a new resource for individuals and groups whose churches are disaffiliating, yet they wish to remain United Methodist, and for congregations who have chosen to stay United Methodist and who have a desire to welcome, love, and nurture these persons.
Lighthouse Congregations welcome anyone whose church has closed or disaffiliated. If you find yourself in these circumstances, we first want you to know that we see you. We love you. And we will help guide you. A Lighthouse Congregation is a United Methodist faith community that will serve as a resting place with people who will care for you while providing a haven of love and grace. Whether you are an individual or a group of people who have become displaced or churchless because of closing or disaffiliation, Lighthouse Congregations will be there for you during this difficult time.
Steps To Become a Lighthouse Congregation
- Review Lighthouse description.
- Watch the video below on how to become a Lighthouse Congregation.
- Present the Lighthouse Church Resolution to the Church Council. It can be passed by simple majority. Record action in the official minutes.
- Register online as a Lighthouse Congregation.
- Receive confirmation from your District Superintendent.
- Notify your congregation and your community.
- Begin living into the responsibilities as a Lighthouse Congregation!