From our District
Charge Conferences are on the way! Charge
Conference is a time to celebrate the grace of God that has
enabled us to serve our communities well. It’s also a
time to celebrate the vision God gives us for how we can
serve in the year ahead. Our conversation will be about
how we have followed that vision to make new disciples.
Last year, 39 of our churches celebrated at least one Profession
of Faith. I’m praying for even more this year.
I am particularly interested in the stories of
our churches that are making new disciples through outreach
ministries. When we build relationships with people in
our communities by loving them well we have opportunities to
grow in our own relationships with God and invite people to
grow in theirs with us. Sometimes they start attending
our churches as well. Let me know if you have stories
of how your church is doing this. I want to hear those stories;
they may be good to share with other churches as well.
Who outside your congregation has your church
loved well? How did your church encourage them to
deeper faith? And how are our communities more like the
kingdom of God because of the work we have done? Those
are stories we need to share and celebrate! That’s what
we’ll do at Charge Conference this year. Please be sure
your Lay Leader, Council Chair, P/SPR Chair, Trustee Chair,
Finance Chair, and Outreach, Mission and Evangelism reps come
with you as well as any other professing members who should
be present for the conversation.