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  1. Episcopal AddressPart 2 Bishop Mike Lowry

  2. He called the crowd with his disciples, and said to them, “If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. For those who want to save their life will lose it, and those who lose their life for my sake, and for the sake of the gospel, will save it.” Mark 8:34-35

  3. Task Force on Evaluation • Brad Brittain (Cabinet/Convener) • Clifton Howard (Cabinet) • Darlene Alfred (Associate Lay Leader CTC) • Pam Phinney (East District Lay Leader) • Holly Dittrich (BOM) • Danny Tenney (BOM)

  4. Task Force on Itineration • Lisa Neslony (Cabinet/Convener) • Travis Franklin (Cabinet) • Barbara Hunsberger (South District Lay Leader) • Greg Feris (North District Lay Leader) • Chris Mesa (BOM) • Mary Spradlin (BOM)

  5. Task Force on Preaching • Ben Disney (Convener) • Mike Ramsdell • Bishop Mike Lowry

  6. 23When Jesus got into a boat, his disciples followed him. 24A huge storm arose on the lake so that waves were sloshing over the boat. But Jesus was asleep. 25They came and woke him, saying, “Lord, rescue us! We’re going to drown!” 26He said to them, “Why are you afraid, you people of weak faith?” Then he got up and gave orders to the winds and the lake, and there was a great calm. 27 The people were amazed and said, “What kind of person is this? Even the winds and the lake obey him!” Matthew 8:23-27 (CEB)

  7. Trust Through Tumultuous Times We need to be a people who trust the Lord in a time of tumult • 14 In fact, if you don’t speak up at this very important time, relief and rescue will appear for the Jews from another place, but you and your family will die. But who knows? Maybe it was for a moment like this that you came to be part of the royal family.” Esther 4:14 (CEB)

  8. Stay Focused on the Mission • Makingdisciples of • Jesus Christ • for the Transformation • of the world

  9. 23 “Our firm decision is to work from this focused center: One man died for everyone. That puts everyone in the same boat. He included everyone in his death so that everyone could also be included in his life, a resurrection life, a far better life than people ever lived on their own.” 2 Corinthians 5:14-15 (The Message)

  10. Do We Reflect Our Mission Field? Average Weekly Worship Attendance Mission Field

  11. The BIG 3 Driving Values Christ at the Center Focused on the Local Church Lay & Clergy Leadership Development

  12. KEEP CALM AND CARRY ON

  13. “I wrapped your love around me like a chain But I never was afraid that it would die You can dance in a hurricane But only if you are standing in the eye.”

  14. 1 God is our refuge and strength,   a help always near in times of great trouble.2 That’s why we won’t be afraid • when the world falls apart,     when the mountains crumble into the center of the sea,3      when its waters roar and rage,     when the mountains shake • because of its surging waves. • Selah • Psalm 46:1-3 (CEB)