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Realizing the Future of The United Methodist Church

Actions taken by the Connectional Table during its July 27-28, 2011 meeting in Nashville, Tenn. have sent a ripple across The United Methodist Church. Members voted to support recommendations made by the Call to Action - Interim Operations Team that put in place the first steps for changing denominational processes and structures. I believe when United Methodists look back in time at the 2008-2012 quadrennium, we will see it as one of the most pivotal moments in our denomination's history. Even if the plan is not fully supported by General Conference, the conversations that have erupted around clergy appointments, streamlining resources and focusing our efforts on creating vital congregations have changed us. We can no longer ignore the need for action. I believe these are very good developments.

We are no longer talking in hypothetical terms. The Connectional Table voted to recommend the following items (click here to see the full PowerPoint report):

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