In February 2019, hundreds of delegates will converge on St. Louis, MO, for a Special Called Session of the General Conference. They will seek a way forward on the issues surrounding LBGTQ persons. At stake, may be the future of The United Methodist Church.
While this event may have a significant impact on the future of the global church, here in Michigan, we recently declared that we are “Better Together” in mission and ministry. We have just formed a new annual conference with a new and exciting structure for creating disciples of Jesus Christ. That is not to say our new conference is free of disagreement.
Bishop Bard has traveled the state conducting listening sessions. This video offers his introduction and power point that he presents at each listening session that outline the issues United Methodists face and the possible solutions. See all the resources and video here.