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Learnings from merger and re structure process

Learnings from Merger and Re-Structure Process

Arkansas Annual Conference

Texas Annual Conference


Learnings from merger and re structure process

Mission begins, continues and ends in God. God’s mission, God’s kingdom coming on earth as it is in heaven, was revealed in the life, death and resurrection of Jesus. Through the Holy Spirit, the Church, the Body of Christ is called to be a mission-shaped church.


Learnings from merger and re structure process

The United Methodist Church articulates its purpose/mission this way: “to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.”


Learnings from merger and re structure process

Merger, re-structure and/or re-organization take a huge amount of energy from the best leaders of the conference.


Learnings from merger and re structure process

The only good motive for uniting conferences and/or re-organizing existing ones is to further the mission of the church.


Learnings from merger and re structure process

Many of our UMC members, officers, leaders do not understand their God-given purpose/mission.


Learnings from merger and re structure process

It is critical to agree about key values.


Learnings from merger and re structure process

Purpose without alignment of the structure and the budget is just playing with words.


Learnings from merger and re structure process

Merger or re-organization is a long-term process.


Learnings from merger and re structure process

In Texas, the re-organization, re-districting and budget re-alignment occurred in 12 months.


Learnings from merger and re structure process

Minimizing structure is a good thing.


Learnings from merger and re structure process

Expect resistance. Learn from it. Adapt.


Learnings from merger and re structure process

Work with the 20% who are ready.


Learnings from merger and re structure process

It is not possible to over-communicate, but it is possible to be too un-focused in communication.


Learnings from merger and re structure process

Trust is everything.


Learnings from merger and re structure process

Stay in touch.


Learnings from merger and re structure process

When we think we have arrived, we have only started.


Learnings from merger and re structure process

Christian ministry is rooted in the heart of God. It grows and matures in the form of Christ. It brings forth fruit by the power of the Holy Spirit.


Learnings from merger and re structure process

Christian discipleship and pastoral leadership thrive in a rich, diverse environment of Christian community and engagement with the world.


Learnings from merger and re structure process

Pastoral leaders are called as faithful, fruitful disciples of Jesus.


Learnings from merger and re structure process

Out of their baptism, some persons are called to pastoral ministry.


Learnings from merger and re structure process

ArkansasConnected in Christ


Learnings from merger and re structure process

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