In Monday morning action the General Conference turned town a proposal to create a position that had become known as a “set-aside” Bishop. Approval would have given the president of the Council of Bishops an opportunity to devote full-time attention to that leadership position without an annual conference assignment and responsibilities.
Seeing a Way Forward: Bishop Bruce Ough
Dakotas-Minnesota Area Bishop Bruce Ough was president of the Council of Bishops during the 2016 General Conference that authorized the Commission on a Way Forward. He discusses the commission’s work and his hopes for the upcoming special 2019 General Conference.
Commentary: Evaluating the GC2019 organizational plan
A reserve lay delegate praises some of the organizational plan for the special General Conference 2019, but raises concerns about other points, including selection of committee officers.