I am always tired after Annual Conference, but I must say I am very excited about some new direction for our annual conference.
Five new Annual Conference Priorities were announced – and this time not just with words, but with a plan and mechanism in place to implement them:
1. Intentional Discipleship with Wesleyan Distinctiveness
2. Congregational Vitality and Revitalization
3. Leadership Development
4. Faith Community and New Church Development
5. Outreach Advocacy
A Lay Resource Leader (LRL) will be identified in each District. Then, a unique partnership will be formed between the District Superintendent, LRLs, District Lay Leaders & Director of the CMT to address ministry needs. The emphasis? On the local church! We have conference staff in our own district!
Thanks to our own Jerry Severns and James Brockman for representing us at Annual Conference. James also stuck around an extra day to hear Adam Hamilton’s presentation on Wednesday.
It was all a very good celebration of ministry. But it’s good to be home.