The United Methodist Church is a “Connectional Church”, each church is connected to the other. Our connection manifests itself in many ways throughout the denomination: Mission and outreach; financial and human resources; and the appointment of Clergy. The United Methodist Church has been able to live the words of John Wesley, “the world is my parish,” because of our connection.
In order for The United Methodist Church connection to function efficiently with excellence and vision, strategic processes are needed. To this end our District Superintendent, The Rev. Dr. Todd Anderson, asks your help. Dr. Anderson writes,
“We need your help as we prepare a District Strategic Plan. As United Methodist Church leaders, we are praying about and considering where God is leading us in the future. Your input will be helpful in the process of realizing our potential for future ministry, all for God’s Glory. Below you will find a link to a survey that we would like as many United Methodists in the district to give their input. Please complete it for us at your earliest convenience and feel free to share it with your Ohio River Valley District United Methodist friends and colleagues. The survey will remain open through Tuesday, February 21, 2017.
This survey is being administered by an independent organizational development and research firm, Measurement Resources Company. All responses will be kept confidential and sent directly to Measurement Resources. Individual responses will not be shared with the Ohio River Valley District or congregation leaders. Your honest input is desired. Thank you for your participation! Grace and peace.”
I invite you to participate in shaping the direction of the Ohio River Valley District, and to a certain extent, The West Ohio Conference of the United Methodist Church. Can you help? Please take a moment and complete the survey using the link above. Together we make a difference in the world. I look forward to seeing you in Church!