Dear Conference Committee Member,
The Florida United Methodist Conference will host a Quadrennial Leadership Day on June 25, 2016, at St. Luke’s UMC, 4851 S. Apopka Vineland, Rd., Orlando, 32819, from 10:00 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. All Annual Conference committees and leadership teams are invited, and we will work in a collaborative way to plan for our mission over the next four years. The keynote speaker will be Lovett Weems of the Lewis Center for Church Leadership at Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C.
There will also be breakout sessions where committee goals are developed, leadership is elected and future events related to fulfilling our mission are placed on the conference calendar. We strongly urge all of those in positions of conference leadership to be present.
In preparation for our time together on June 25, we pose the following questions in advance for your prayers and consideration. We are not asking you to submit responses prior to the event, but rather to come prepared to share with others during our facilitated collaboration opportunity. Please be diligent about the registration deadline, as meals and seating must be coordinated for this large of a gathering of leaders.
1). As we think of our Annual Conference and the State of Florida, who is our neighbor?
2). How does our work at the Conference level facilitate local churches making disciples?
3). From your perspective, what should be the three priorities of our Annual Conference for the next four years?
4). How can we as Annual Conference boards and agencies collaborate more effectively?
Please click here to register
This event is for all Conference Committee members who will be serving as of July 1, 2016.
The Peace of the Lord,
Resident Bishop, Florida Conference
The United Methodist Church