This year at the Annual Conference Ordination service, thirteen individuals were licensed as local pastors, four were commissioned for the work of an elder, two commissioned for the work of deacon, three were ordained elders, and two individuals ordained in the Korean Methodist Church were recognized as Elders in Full Connection in the United Methodist Church. Click here for a story on the Ordination service.

Our Conference supports the General Church’s Interdenominational Cooperation Fund. As a denomination, The United Methodist Church is but one member of a much larger Body of Christ united in love of God and love of neighbor. We participate in a number of ecumenical programs and organizations that promote Christian ministries and values around the world. Click here for a video on how our interfaith dialogue strengthens our church.

The Missional Church Consultation Initiative (MCCI) is an intensive consultation and clergy coaching model designed to intervene in local churches that are currently plateaued, are in decline, or are on the way “up,” but not sure what should come next. Our Cabinet budget line for revitalization is supporting the participation of six churches around our Conference in this initiative. The Cabinet also sponsored a Breakthrough Prayer Initiative Training Event on June 30th, which was attended by 191 persons, representing 30 churches. Click here for a story on this training!

Our Annual Conference is doing miraculous life-changing work through our Conference boards, agencies and our staff. Let us continue in our Annual Conference theme of being “One With Each Other,” in Jesus’ name.