I recently spoke with some Bishops and members of the Interim Operations Team who are giving direction to the Call to Action. Often I return from meetings with a low-grade depression, the discussions confirming the intransigence of the church and the hopelessness of reversing the downward trends that challenge our mission. Not so with this meeting!
This week more than fifty leaders from the Missouri Conference gathered to participate by webcast in the Global Leadership Summit prepared by the Council of Bishops and the Connectional Table to discuss the Call to Action Report.
The first Key Recommendation of the Call to Action, found on page 20, reads, “For a minimum of ten years, use the drivers of Vital Congregations as initial areas of attention for sustained and intense concentration on building effective practices in local churches.
A few weeks ago, I wrote an introductory blog on the Call to Action, the report unanimously approved by the Council of Bishops and the Connectional Table.
In November, the Council of Bishops unanimously approved the key recommendations of the Call to Action Steering Team.