In this week’s Connections, Bishop Ward talks about two ways the NC Conference is engaging its leadership with learning opportunities. As of this posting, the second meeting mentioned has been postponed. Watch the video below and read the transcription below.
Grace and peace to you, laity and clergy leaders of the North Carolina Annual Conference. Thank you for listening, for watching, or for reading this message. In doing so, you are demonstrating your interest, your commitment and your engagement in the ministries of the North Carolina Annual Conference. Together, we work to strengthen our leadership capacity, to grow our community as learning leaders.
Two examples of that are happening today. One of those in Garner – a transition seminar for clergy who will be moving to a new appointment in June and for Pastor-Parish committees in churches receiving a new pastor in June.
Also today, a gathering of a planning group. Together, we will be in conversation with Fred Allen, the leader of Strengthening the Black Church for our denomination. We are planning a Convocation on the Black Church to take place in October. Day by day, we plan, we convene, we bless. This is the life that we share together.
Thank you for continuing to watch and listen and read. In this way, you are an important link. Your church can connect in important ways with these sorts of learning and growing opportunities as you share them in your setting. Thank you for doing so today.