Bishop John Schol invited all United Methodists in Greater New Jersey to join him in Praying our Way Forward, the Council of Bishops’ prayer initiative that started in January 2017.

The Commission on a Way Forward was proposed by the Council of Bishops and approved by the 2016 General Conference to do a complete examination and possible revision the Book of Discipline paragraphs concerning human sexuality and explore maintaining and strengthening the unity of the church.

While this Commission undertakes their work, the Council of Bishops is calling on all United Methodists to join together in prayer. Each conference was registered for a week of prayer. Greater New Jersey was assigned the week of January 29, 2017.

More information and resources for organizing prayer groups within your congregation are available at