The Judicial Council has given us direction for continued work on our conference plan for ministry, in response to the questions raised at the 2012 Annual Conference.
I hope that you will read the Judicial Council action, posted on the web.
Last week, Bishop Goodpaster and I met with the Cabinets of the NC and WNC Conferences. We worked together under the leadership of Gil Rendle to envision next steps in the journey we are taking in both conferences. We are in covenant with our neighbor conference to continue in dialogue with one another, to meet again in six months, and to engage with United Methodist people across our state in emerging forms of effective ministry.
As we move forward here in the NC Conference, we claim the promise of Romans 8:28. All things do work together for good for those who love God and who are called according to God’s promise.
With gratitude for the life we share together in Christ,
Hope Morgan Ward
Bishop, North Carolina Conference
The United Methodist Church