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News from the Connectional Table

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The Rev. Kennetha Bigham-Tsai serves as the chief connectional officer for The UMC. Listen to her speak about our purpose.

The 2008 General Conference established Four Areas of Focus for The United Methodist Church. They are:

1 Engaging in Ministry with the Poor

2 Improving Global Health

3 Developing Principled Christian Leaders

4 Creating New and Renewed Congregations

Click here to watch an interview with the Rev. Kennetha Bigham-Tsai, chief connectional officer of The United Methodist Church.

Rev. Kennetha Bigham-Tsai interviewed by UMCOM
The Rev. Kennetha Bigham-Tsai, Michigan Conference pastor who serves as the chief connectional officer for the UMC, speaks about the denomination’s 4 Areas of Focus with United Methodist Communications. ~ umcom video image

She explains the significance of these Four Areas and speaks to the variety of ways local churches can engage the Four Areas. Bigham-Tsai calls them “timeless” and reminds us that it is the local church that is “on the front lines, at the grassroots of where discipleship is actually happening. The Four Areas do not “happen someplace else but right there in your local community.”


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