We affirm that all persons are individuals of sacred worth, created in the image of God. All persons need the ministry of the Church in their struggles for human fulfillment, as well as the spiritual and emotional care of a fellowship that enables reconciling relationships with God, with others, and with self. We will seek to live together in Christian community, welcoming, forgiving, and loving one another, as Christ has loved and accepted us.
Updates and Resources
Below you will find links to information about the position of The United Methodist Church, the North Texas Annual Conference, and First United Methodist Church of McKinney. We are glad to help if you have questions or want to know more.
Here in McKinney, Texas, we are pleased to continue in mission and life together as a congregation of the United Methodist Church in the North Texas Annual Conference.  We believe that God loves us – all of us – and calls us to welcome every human being into full membership in the Body of Christ.

Please watch this overview of the current situation around inclusiveness from Rev. Dr. Tommy Brumett, including a brief history of the conflict within the United Methodist Church and thoughts on moving forward together.
If you would like to learn more about the specific parts of the Bible that discuss sexuality and orientation and how we can interpret them in the modern world, here is Rev. Dr. Tommy Brumett’s class on Human Sexuality, the Bible, and the United Methodist Church. April 2019.
Click Here to download the study guide. 

Update from Bishop Saenz, North Texas Annual Conference

On March 4, members of the North Texas Conference met in a special called session and voted to release 41 churches that have met the Board of Trustees’ requirements for disaffiliation under The Book of Discipline’s ¶2553.
While it was a day of farewells to longtime friends and colleagues, it was also a day marked by meaningful worship. The gathering allowed NTC members to come together one last time and send off disaffiliating churches with the conference’s blessings and prayers.
Following Saturday’s vote, more than 230 churches in the North Texas Conference remain undeterred from their mission to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.

The conference will also continue to walk alongside members of disaffiliating churches wishing to remain United Methodists, providing opportunities for care and connection. The NTC Still United webpage houses the latest resources and details for upcoming events as we journey through this season together.

Rev. Dr. Abe Smith shares thoughts about making decisions. How do we decide what to believe? Who to include? How to love?

More Information

What can I do to support the church and its leaders?
  • Pray for your church, its leaders and The United Methodist Church as a whole
  • Stay focused on the mission of making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world
  • Rely on straightforward, accurate information, making sure to check sources
  • Build relationships across lines of difference
  • Listen and allow for others to share their perspectives openly
  • Walk in partnership with your church leadership