Bishop David Bard comments on two important decisions made this week. The General Conference has been postponed until August 2022. In the meantime, an online session in May 2021 will deal with sevearl important matters.
KAY DeMOSS Senior Editor-Writer, Michigan Area SAGINAW, Mich., January 30, 2016 (MIC) – The first of six Listening Sessions hosted by the Area Design Team was held today at First United Methodist Church here.
West Michigan and Detroit Conference North Central Jurisdictional Conference Delegations met on Nov. 4, 2015 and agreed to work together to undertake the solicitation, review, and endorsement of episcopal nominees (i.e. nominees for the role of Bishop in The United Methodist Church).
The North Central Jurisdiction reviewed membership statistics and demonstrates there will still be nine bishops in the region for the coming quadrennium.
The North Central Jurisdictional Conference is held every four years and will next convene in Peoria, IL July 13-16, 2016.
Nashville, TN – The General Council on Finance and Administration (GCFA), has notified the North Central and Northeastern Jurisdictional leadership that the number of bishops representing those areas could be reduced based on reported membership numbers. The Michigan Area, currently comprised of the West Michigan and Detroit Conferences is part of the North Central Jurisdiction.
The 2016 General/Jurisdictional Conference Delegates of the West Michigan Conference invite input as they prepare to go to Portland and Peoria next year.