2020 State of the Church Report: Blessed is the Church
Join the conversation
Emerging is a forum sponsored by the Connectional Table for fostering open-ended conversation about what is emerging in Methodism. By creating a web-based dialogue, we hope to engage United Methodists with diverse perspectives from across our worldwide connection in thinking deeply about what is emerging in the life of our connection.
Stewarding our mission, ministries and resources
The purpose of the Connectional Table (CT) is to discern and articulate the vision for the church and to steward the mission, ministries, and resources of The United Methodist Church as determined by the actions of General Conference. The CT works in consultation with the Council of Bishops.
"As part of the total mission of the church, the CT is to serve as a steward of the vision and resources for mission and ministry, provide fiscal responsibility, and establish policies and procedures to carry out the mission of the church” (BOD, ¶904).
OUR WORK AND VISION
Our work is vision-directed and mission-focused. It aligns with our vision of a church that remains worldwide and contextual, vital and effective, affirming and inclusive, and connectional. Our work has as its central focus the mission of The United Methodist Church to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.
A key culture shift for The United Methodist Church is the shift from a U.S.-centered
denomination to one that is more fully worldwide.
Vital and Effective
We steward the vision and mission of the church by considering the most effective, cooperative,
and efficient way to make use of our ministry, personnel, and resources.
We seek to engage in conversations as our church continues to grapple with what it means to be in
mission with all people.
We work to explore ways that our worldwide missional partnerships can embody our vision of
The work of discerning and articulating vision, and stewarding the mission, ministries and resources of The United Methodist Church helps to energize and equip our church to carry out its mission to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.
The Connectional Table's (CT) work has focused on enhancing our worldwide nature while bringing vitality and effectiveness to every level of our global church.
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This section provides information on Connectional Table legislation and other support materials, including our proposal for a U.S. Regional Conference.
Get a closer look at some of the CT's work through these presentations and webinars.
State of the Church Reports
The annual State of the Church Report is a resource to help evaluate our current realities and to identify opportunities and challenges as we move forward in ministry.