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

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

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    • What is God seeking to do in and through The United Methodist Church in Indiana ?
    • “ 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
    • “ abundantly far more than all we can ask or imagine ”
    • prayer imagine study
    • Laity and Clergy
    • Since 1968
    • Transportation
    • Communications
    • Diversity
    • Economic Centers
    • High School Consolidations
    • Public Education
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    • one vision one leader one voice
    • Momentum Energy The time has come with God’s leading to make a positive difference
    • laity and clergy Local Congregations building up the body of Christ
    • personal discipleship Local Congregations prayer and worship transformational witness
    • Local Congregations
    • Local Congregations
    • A cluster is a network of United Methodist congregations
    • A cluster will be composed of laity and clergy
    • Each local congregation will be part of a cluster
    • John Wesley
    • Horizontial Accountability a covenant of prayer cooperation collaboration and evaluation
    • Pastors will participate in clusters for mutual support encouragement and accountability
    • Laity will also participate in clusters led by God to transform their community and world
    • Clusters will be connected in regions
    • Resources for program support supervision education
    • Regions economic centers population concentrations transportation routes
    • believers congregations clusters regions conference
    • Annual Conference celebration worship inspiration training and engagement with host communities
    • Affinity Groups self-selected partners coming together for ministry
    • Multi-Site Ministry Campus Ministry Prison Ministry
    • Implementation Team will be formed to work out details in the coming year
    • Benefit Programs pensions insurance health
    • common data base coordinated communication system
    • greater effectiveness in the deployment of clergy
    • increase in roles for laity
    • New Conference energizing
    • New Conference but worth it ! bring challenges take time
    • Sunrise God is doing a new thing. Join us in this ongoing journey of faith.
    • Our recommendation is as follows:
    • 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.
    • A formal request be made to the 2008 North Central Jurisdictional Conference for permission to create one conference in Indiana.
    • 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.
    • The new conference be formed in accordance with these guiding principles .
    • A recognition of the local congregation as the most significant arena in which disciple-making occurs
    • 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
    • An expectation of collaboration that encourages the natural formation of partnerships based on shared affinities
    • An expectation of excellence in the formation of leaders, both lay and clergy
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • A central location for the bishop's office and a centralized system for the administrative needs of the conference
    • An annual conference session designed around prayer and worship, inspiration, training, and witness through activities and engagement with host communities as a transforming presence
    • A continuation of clergy and staff benefits based on fairness and equality of eligibility with current levels of benefits serving as the base line
    • A relationship with our affiliated institutions , both current and emerging, that is mutually beneficial
    • 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
    • Sunrise
    • Dialogue
    • 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.
    • A formal request be made to the 2008 North Central Jurisdictional Conference for permission to create one conference in Indiana.
    • 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.
    • The new conference be formed in accordance with these guiding principles .
    • A recognition of the local congregation as the most significant arena in which disciple-making occurs
    • 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
    • An expectation of collaboration that encourages the natural formation of partnerships based on shared affinities
    • An expectation of excellence in the formation of leaders, both lay and clergy
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • A central location for the bishop's office and a centralized system for the administrative needs of the conference
    • An annual conference session designed around prayer and worship, inspiration, training, and witness through activities and engagement with host communities as a transforming presence
    • A continuation of clergy and staff benefits based on fairness and equality of eligibility with current levels of benefits serving as the base line
    • A relationship with our affiliated institutions , both current and emerging, that is mutually beneficial
    • 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
    • Sunrise
    •