Pre-Conference Briefing (UMC Image Indiana Planning Team 2007)

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Presented at UMC Valparaiso District and UMC Lafayette District Pre-Conference Briefings (UMC Valparaiso First and UMC Lafayette Christ) 2007.

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Pre-Conference Briefing (UMC Image Indiana Planning Team 2007)

  1. 3. What is God seeking to do in and through The United Methodist Church in Indiana ?
  2. 4. “ God, by the power at work within us, is able to accomplish abundantly far more than all we can ask or imagine.” Ephesians 3:20-21
  3. 5. “ abundantly far more than all we can ask or imagine ”
  4. 6. prayer imagine study
  5. 7. Laity and Clergy
  6. 8. Since 1968
  7. 9. Transportation
  8. 10. Communications
  9. 11. Diversity
  10. 12. Economic Centers
  11. 13. High School Consolidations
  12. 14. Public Education
  13. 16. one vision one leader one voice
  14. 17. Momentum Energy The time has come with God’s leading to make a positive difference
  15. 18. laity and clergy Local Congregations building up the body of Christ
  16. 19. personal discipleship Local Congregations prayer and worship transformational witness
  17. 20. Local Congregations
  18. 21. Local Congregations
  19. 22. A cluster is a network of United Methodist congregations
  20. 23. A cluster will be composed of laity and clergy
  21. 24. Each local congregation will be part of a cluster
  22. 25. John Wesley
  23. 26. Horizontial Accountability a covenant of prayer cooperation collaboration and evaluation
  24. 27. Pastors will participate in clusters for mutual support encouragement and accountability
  25. 28. Laity will also participate in clusters led by God to transform their community and world
  26. 29. Clusters will be connected in regions
  27. 30. Resources for program support supervision education
  28. 31. Regions economic centers population concentrations transportation routes
  29. 32. believers congregations clusters regions conference
  30. 33. Annual Conference celebration worship inspiration training and engagement with host communities
  31. 34. Affinity Groups self-selected partners coming together for ministry
  32. 35. Multi-Site Ministry Campus Ministry Prison Ministry
  33. 36. Implementation Team will be formed to work out details in the coming year
  34. 37. Benefit Programs pensions insurance health
  35. 38. common data base coordinated communication system
  36. 39. greater effectiveness in the deployment of clergy
  37. 40. increase in roles for laity
  38. 41. New Conference energizing
  39. 42. New Conference but worth it ! bring challenges take time
  40. 43. Sunrise God is doing a new thing. Join us in this ongoing journey of faith.
  41. 44. Our recommendation is as follows:
  42. 45. A new conference be created in the state of Indiana to meet for the first time in the year 2009 as the legal successor to each of the existing conferences.
  43. 46. A formal request be made to the 2008 North Central Jurisdictional Conference for permission to create one conference in Indiana.
  44. 47. An authorization be given to the bishop to name a team to develop a detailed plan of implementation to be brought to the 2008 sessions of the North Indiana Conference and South Indiana Conference for approval.
  45. 48. The new conference be formed in accordance with these guiding principles .
  46. 49. A recognition of the local congregation as the most significant arena in which disciple-making occurs
  47. 50. A shared ministry in which individual believers are connected to local congregations , local congregations are gathered into geographical clusters , geographical clusters are partnered with one another in regions , and regions are linked together as the conference
  48. 51. An expectation of collaboration that encourages the natural formation of partnerships based on shared affinities
  49. 52. An expectation of excellence in the formation of leaders, both lay and clergy
  50. 53. A willingness to be held accountable , both personally and corporately, to our covenant relationships to God and one another for the redemption of the world
  51. 54. A spirit of openness to explore new ways, models, and methods of being the church, with the expectation of learning from both successes and failures
  52. 55. An administrative professional staff that serves to centralize common tasks (for example, finance, communication, technology), and programmatic professional staff that serves to resource congregations, clusters, and regions
  53. 56. A central location for the bishop's office and a centralized system for the administrative needs of the conference
  54. 57. An annual conference session designed around prayer and worship, inspiration, training, and witness through activities and engagement with host communities as a transforming presence
  55. 58. A continuation of clergy and staff benefits based on fairness and equality of eligibility with current levels of benefits serving as the base line
  56. 59. A relationship with our affiliated institutions , both current and emerging, that is mutually beneficial
  57. 60. A continuous process of evaluation and realignment of structures, programs, institutions, and personnel in order to increase the effectiveness of the church in its mission to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world
  58. 61. Sunrise
  59. 62. Dialogue
  60. 63. A new conference be created in the state of Indiana to meet for the first time in the year 2009 as the legal successor to each of the existing conferences.
  61. 64. A formal request be made to the 2008 North Central Jurisdictional Conference for permission to create one conference in Indiana.
  62. 65. An authorization be given to the bishop to name a team to develop a detailed plan of implementation to be brought to the 2008 sessions of the North Indiana Conference and South Indiana Conference for approval.
  63. 66. The new conference be formed in accordance with these guiding principles .
  64. 67. A recognition of the local congregation as the most significant arena in which disciple-making occurs
  65. 68. A shared ministry in which individual believers are connected to local congregations , local congregations are gathered into geographical clusters , geographical clusters are partnered with one another in regions , and regions are linked together as the conference
  66. 69. An expectation of collaboration that encourages the natural formation of partnerships based on shared affinities
  67. 70. An expectation of excellence in the formation of leaders, both lay and clergy
  68. 71. A willingness to be held accountable , both personally and corporately, to our covenant relationships to God and one another for the redemption of the world
  69. 72. A spirit of openness to explore new ways, models, and methods of being the church, with the expectation of learning from both successes and failures
  70. 73. An administrative professional staff that serves to centralize common tasks (for example, finance, communication, technology), and programmatic professional staff that serves to resource congregations, clusters, and regions
  71. 74. A central location for the bishop's office and a centralized system for the administrative needs of the conference
  72. 75. An annual conference session designed around prayer and worship, inspiration, training, and witness through activities and engagement with host communities as a transforming presence
  73. 76. A continuation of clergy and staff benefits based on fairness and equality of eligibility with current levels of benefits serving as the base line
  74. 77. A relationship with our affiliated institutions , both current and emerging, that is mutually beneficial
  75. 78. A continuous process of evaluation and realignment of structures, programs, institutions, and personnel in order to increase the effectiveness of the church in its mission to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world
  76. 79. Sunrise

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