2016 General Conference Petitions Balloting Results
2015 Clergy Day
2015 Workbook and Board & Agency Reports
2016 Bishop Pilgrimage to Israel and Palestine
Redistricting Plans Update
2014 Conference Journal and Directory
Appointment History Database
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Imagine No Malaria
Imagining Wisconsin Anew
Wisconsin United Methodist Foundation
|Adult Special Needs - Sunday, Aug 2|
|Mission Trip to Fairbanks, Alaska - Friday, Jul 31|
|Night Owl - Sunday, Aug 2|
|UM Children's Services & Transitional Living Program (Milwaukee, WI) - Monday, Aug 3|
|Young Clergy/ Clergy Family - Sunday, Aug 2|
|SW District Clergy Circuit Leader Update Event & Gatherings - Wednesday, Aug 5, 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM|
|STAND UP! Conference (Madison) - Thursday, Aug 6|
|Tent Meeting at Sheboygan: Fountain Park UMC - Thursday, Aug 6|
|Women Leaders Conference - Thursday, Aug 6|
|NW District Clergy Circuit Leader Update Event & Gatherings - Thursday, Aug 6, 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM|
|Grandparent/ Grandchildren - Friday, Aug 7|
|Basic Lay Servant Course - Saturday, Aug 8, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM|
We have officially launched our new five-district system in Wisconsin! Click here to read more about our new districts, and read a welcome message from each of our District Superintendents. Click here to find out your church's district, and click here to see a list of all churches in each district. With the launch of new districts comes a new circuit structure as well; click here to find your church’s new circuit. Bishop Jung also invites you to join in services celebrating the five new districts and District Superintendents:
- North West District/District Superintendent Kate Croskery Jones at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 18 at Lake Street UMC in Eau Claire
- South West District/District Superintendent Scott Carlson at 4 p.m. on Sunday, July 19 at Dodgeville UMC
- North Central District/District Superintendent Forrest Wells at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 25 at Stevens Point: St. Paul’s, The Springs
- North East District/District Superintendent Sue D’Alessio at 4 p.m. on Sunday, July 26 at Zion UMC in Appleton
- South East District/District Superintendent Deborah Thompson at 10 a.m. on Saturday, August 1 at Good Shepherd in Oconomowoc
Click here for more information and for each church's full address.
By Dan Dick
The four focus areas of The United Methodist Church narrow our vision for ministry in the world to offer the greatest impact and effectiveness. Wise stewardship of our resources of time, money, people, materials and equipment is imperative for a high quality, lasting witness. The four areas are engaging in ministry with the poor, improving global health, developing principled Christian leaders, and creating new and renewed congregations. Here is a snapshot scorecard for some of the ways the Wisconsin Conference is engaging in our four focus areas:
Ministry With the Poor – The Wisconsin Conference is committed to working with and for the poor in a wide variety of ways. Soul Food – our feeding ministry – supports community gardening, food pantries, feeding centers, nutritional cooking courses, and other food-based ministries. Advocacy and community organizing work is supported in our metro-regions, especially in the Milwaukee area. Health and Welfare Ministries such as United Methodist Children’s Services, Harbor House Crisis Shelters, and Northcott Neighborhood House specialize in family, youth, and women’s ministries with the poor.
Improving Global Health – In a little over a year, the Wisconsin Conference raised almost three-quarters of a million dollars for Imagine No Malaria. Our International Volunteer in Mission projects strive to heal lives as well as rebuild devastated buildings. Health and wellness Ministries, parish nurse associations, and congregational education programs raise awareness and teach about global health.
Developing Principled Christian Leaders – A renewed commitment to congregational excellence and clergy effectiveness led us to offer multiple training/learning opportunities focusing on new faith for new people in new places, the turnaround-church movement, congregations as discipleship systems, community engagement and partnerships, the Institute for Congregational Development, the Learning Leader Academy, and workshops on evangelism, worship, missional outreach, spiritual formation, covenant building, stewardship, and laity leader development.
Creating New and Renewed Congregations – Our Institute for Congregational Development equips and prepares leadership for launching new and innovative ministries, while our Discipleship Leadership Council uses the Learning Leader Academy to train and equip clergy & laity leadership teams for congregational renewal and vitality. Our aim is to establish every congregation as a center for love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.
By focusing on these four areas, we are “Imagining Wisconsin Anew.” We extend the reach of the four focus areas through a Conference-wide commitment to peace, mercy and justice ministries, and a highly-developed intercultural competency that enables us to be in ministry where we’ve seldom reached before.