My bishop, Mike Coyner, has floated an idea about a way forward for the United Methodist Church. The core thought is treating each annual conference as an autonomous unit of the wider church.
On the one hand, each annual conference could adopt social principles and ordination rules that it felt best reflected the needs of its conference. Conferences would also elect their own bishops. On the other hand, conferences would have to pay the cost of their own bishops.
There are lots of other implications of his idea. Read about it here.