While we here at Project Thrive try to offer helpful, uplifting content for our viewers, we recognize the impact of the disaffiliations in The United Methodist Church have on the greater religious landscape. While the presenting issue in the UMC has been on human sexuality, anecdotal information seems to suggest there are more complex issues at play than the one most discussed. In a post on the Lewis Center for Church Leadership website, Lovett H. Weems, Jr., asks some additional questions about what is happening with the churches that disaffiliate from the UMC and what those answers could suggest about Christian preferences on congregationalism vs. denominational networks, among other things.