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A Fruitful Connection, Focused on the Future

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A Fruitful Connection, Focused on the Future
(Photo Credit: Mike DuBose, UMNS) 

Greetings from General Conference 2016!
Yesterday in Portland, Oregon the Connectional Table shared a report with the members of General Conference and those streaming around the world celebrating our continued focus on increasing vital congregations across the church through ministries in the Four Areas of Focus.
We have strategic and achievable goals before us as we look to the next quadrennium…
1. We will develop Principled Christian Leaders through a commitment to recruit, train and engage 3 million difference makers – to transform the world as they put faith into action.
2. In the area of new places for new people, we will form one million new disciples who profess their faith in Jesus Christ.
3. We will follow Christ’s command to be in ministry with the poor, as we commit ourselves to building 400 vibrant, faith-filled communities addressing issues of poverty.
4. And, building on the infrastructure and succ…