The Board of The United Methodist Publishing House (Cokesbury and Abingdon Press) met at its new Nashville headquarters building October 10-12 to organize for the 2017-2020 quadrennium. The Reverend Brian K. Milford was elected as the President & Publisher (CEO) and the new board began its work by selecting Justice Cornelia (Connie) Clark as Read More »
July 25, 2016 Nashville, Tenn.: Meeting in Chicago last week, the Council of Bishops’ Executive Committee approved a framework for implementing the Commission on a Way Forward and took a step toward a called session of the General Conference in 2018. The Council acknowledged that the landscape of the church Read More »
The Bishops of the Southeastern Jurisdiction recognize the unique strengths, characteristics, and challenges of our Episcopal Areas. As leaders of the Church in the SEJ, we see a timely opportunity to increase our strategic thinking and action with regard to our context in the Southeast. Further, it is our hope Read More »
By Sybil Davidson SEJ Daily Christian Advocate The Southeastern Jurisdictional Conference approved a budget of $1,774,000 for the 2017–2020 quadrennium. The budget passed as recommended by the SEJ Committee on Finance and Administration and reflects a 60 percent reduction over the previous budget. Starting the report with song, Jim Allen sang Read More »
There is no place in Methodism that has seen more episcopal elections than Stuart Auditorium on the campus of Lake Junaluska. By the close of the afternoon session July 13, five new bishops had been elected in the historic building that has been the site of the Southeastern Jurisdictional Confernce Read More »
By Amy Hurd Todd Cox, a student at Tennessee Wesleyan University and candidate for ministry in the Tennessee Conference, gave the Youth/Young Adult address at the 2016 SEJ Conference on Thursday morning. Cox shared that his initial joy and excitement about his calling to ministry had turned to fear and Read More »
Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ, Greetings to you in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. We celebrate the way God is working through you and the churches you represent to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. Your witness is making a Read More »
When you come to General Conference you really see what a big church we are and can see the Connection!
General Conference was Affirming in that it is clear that the Delegation is composed of Caring, Committed, Spiritual Christians who love their Church. Many have differences, but the love of God and the Church is the same. It is also clear that the real work of the Church is done Read More »
I found many God sightings from those inside the church and outside Portland… I go back to my local church, my district and conference changed and bearing witness that Jesus loves me.