Funds from the $7 million Young Clergy Initiative will be used to support innovative projects of all sizes that could create “seismic change” by attracting young people to pulpits in The United Methodist Church. And prayer will be a big part of the process for anyone who gets the funds.
The Dream Team, a group of 12 young clergy, campus ministers, pastors, youth ministers, annual conference and seminary staff with expertise in various areas relating to discernment and young clergy issues, met in Nashville, Tenn., Sept. 5-6. They mapped out a timeline, priorities for the grants, and funding category recommendations.
This is the registration site for the Perkins School of Youth Ministry. Many of the New Mexico Conference Youth Directors attend this special event for their continuing education. It is an exemplary event hosted by Perkins School of Theology, SMU.
If any one would like to have additional information, they are welcome to contact Dara Bell directly at
. Dara is the director of the event and will also be teaching in the Foundations class. She will be happy to answer any questions anyone has regarding the event.
SALINA, Kan.—More than 1,700 United Methodists from the Kansas East, Kansas West and Nebraska annual (regional) conferences met in simultaneous sessions Aug. 22 and 23 in Salina, Kan., to consider the Plan of Organization for the new Great Plains United Methodist Conference.
The final section of the plan was adopted just before noon Aug. 23, a full half-day ahead of schedule. A final resolution summarizing the three separate conferences’ actions was adopted unanimously.
“Friends, we’ve done it!” said Bishop Scott Jones, as applause broke out on the conference floor. “This process has been a long journey. I get, in this case, much more credit than I deserve. Really, it belongs to an incredible team of people. It’s the work of hundreds of people. It has been a great thing that we’ve done.”
The Uniting Conference brings together more than 1,000 congregations and nearly 220,000 United Methodists in Kansas and Nebraska into one annual conference Jan. 1, 2014.