Watch the video above about the Judicial Council Rulings. Then, read the Rulings online. The transcript of the video is below.
“Grace and peace to you in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. I’d like to speak with you just a bit about the Judicial Council decisions which were released. The Judicial Council is given the responsibility by our church to ensure that the decisions of the General Conference and the Annual Conferences are sound in keeping with the constitution of The United Methodist Church. The decisions that have been released most recently affect our entire global connection and two of them affect directly the North Carolina Annual Conference. One of these decisions asks that we continue to make clear the responsibilities of the district superintendents and the assistant to the district superintendents. This decision is helpful to us because we continue to have this conversation and to work on the refining of the roles of these two groups of leaders in our Annual Conference. Other of the decisions affect our entire global connection and in particular, the decision relative to the security of appointments. These decisions are of interest to you, and I invite you, as you feel led, to go to the link on our conference webpage and to read the decisions for yourself. These are complicated matters, essential matters, important matters in the life of our church and we will continue, with all United Methodist people, to engage the issues that are before us. May God’s Spirit lead us onward as we do.”