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Bishop Scott Jones speaks during an oral hearing of the Judicial Council on May 22, 2018, in Evanston, Ill. Photo by Kathleen Barry, UMNS.

Seeing a Way Forward: Bishop Jones

As we head toward special General Conference 2019, UM News is highlighting church leaders’ perspectives on where we are as a denomination. This series continues with Texas Conference Bishop Scott Jones.
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The Rev. Kennetha Bigham-Tsai takes part in a panel discussion during the Pre-General Conference Briefing in Portland, Ore. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS

Seeing a Way Forward: The Rev. Kennetha Bigham-Tsai

There is great anxiety as the special 2019 General Conference approaches, but the Rev. Kennetha Bigham-Tsai, chief connectional ministries officer for the Connectional Table, wants to remind all United Methodists that once the conference ends, God will still be calling them to mission in the world.
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Panelists at the Nov. 2 Connectional Table meeting speak about the impact a divided church would have on fulfilling the church’s mission. Pictured from left are Bishop Cynthia Fierro Harvey, Benedita Penicela Nhambiu, the Revs. Beverly Jones, Lyssette N. Perez and Kim Cape. Photo by Heather Hahn, UMNS.

Gauging the Way Forward's impact on mission

Ahead of the special General Conference, United Methodist leaders discussed what proposals could mean for the work of agencies and other churchwide initiatives.
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Dana Lyles of Western North Carolina Conference and the Rev. Brad Brady of the South Georgia Conference were among the Connectional Table members talking in small groups during the April meeting in Chicago. The 64-member church leadership body discussed how to carry out the church’s disciple-making mission in this time of uncertainty. Photo by Heather Hahn, UMNS.

Planning for post-General Conference church

The Connectional Table, a church leadership body, is looking at ways to support the church’s mission in uncertain times and beyond.

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