Showing posts from June, 2011

Working Toward the 2012 General Conference

The Connectional Table made important decisions during its May 9-11, 2011 meeting in Nashville, Tenn. that take us a step closer toward significant change in The United Methodist Church. We have been focused on laying the groundwork for implementing the Call to Action recommendations that will serve us well beyond the next quadrennium. This work centers on our collective adaptive challenge to focus resources, attention, and energy toward fostering vital congregations. It is a time of great excitement as well as anxiety since we do not know yet what the future holds. But we live in the faith that God is leading us to our future with hope.

World Service Budget

I want to share some highlights from the meeting. One of our main tasks this spring was to meet with members of the General Council on Finance and Administration to make decisions on The UMC’s 2013-2016 World Service budget. Thanks to the hard work and collaborative spirit of agency executives we reviewed a unified budget proposal.…