The New Mexico Conference “E-Teams” are comprised of the Envisioning, Engaging, and Equipping Ministry Teams. The Conference E-Teams report to the Conference Ministry Team (CMT) through their respective chairpersons. Each E-Team Chairperson shall interpret the actions and direction of the CMT to their E-Team. The E-Teams are responsible for focusing and guiding the mission and ministry of the conference agencies of The United Methodist Church assisted by the CMT and the Provost/Director of Congregational Vitality. E-Team members serve for a minimum of 4 years.
The Envisioning Ministry Team is charged with the responsibility of consistently examining our mission and vision, keeping those in focus before the Conference and then developing a strategic plan to help accomplish that mission and vision. The Team constantly will be looking, not only at today or tomorrow, but far into the future. They will be: dreaming vision setting objectives determining goals planning strategies handing off results to the Conference Ministry Team The Envisioning Ministry Team membership shall be composed of the designated chairperson and other members chosen by the presiding bishop based on their gifts in discernment and visioning. The team will meet as needed but at least twice each year.
The Engaging Ministry Team works with ministries beyond the local church. The team is tasked with developing and prioritizing related ministries and making the individual efforts of small groups effective and cohesive with the vision of the Conference, Jurisdiction and General Church. The team shall engage in ministry areas that typically can be done with greater efficiency and effect, rather than individual churches’ ministry. The various member groups join together as the Engaging Ministry Team to pool resources toward mission initiatives larger than any one group could do by itself. The Engaging Ministry Team membership shall be composed of the designated chairperson and 11 persons with a passion and expertise for Engaging ministries. The team will meet as needed but at least twice each year.
The Equipping Ministry Team’s mission is to strategically offer training and leadership opportunities which will positively impact local churches in their efforts to make disciples of Jesus Christ. The Equipping Ministries Team’s membership shall be composed of the designated chairperson and up to 11 more persons nominated for their passion in equipping ministries. Meeting of the Equipping Ministry Team will be held as needed but at least twice each year.