Connectional Table

Emerging Methodism: An Interview with the Rev. Cristine Carnate-Atrero

Connectional Table’s “Emerging” series continues with the Rev. Kennetha Bigham-Tsai’s interview with the Rev. Cristine Carnate-Atrero, a District Superintendent of the West Middle Philippines Annual Conference, Manila Episcopal Area. They discuss ministry in the Philippines; the contemporary church; embracing differences and shared understandings; and sustaining a vital, relevant, effective ministry for all.


What are characteristics of a contemporary United Methodist?

In this second installment, the Rev. Bigham-Tsai’s and the Rev. Cristine Carnate-Atrero discuss the characteristics — the passions and preoccupations — that define contemporary United Methodists and what defines healthy churches in the Philippines.


How do we embrace our differences as being as important as our agreements?

The Rev. Kennetha Bigham-Tsai of The Connectional Table continues her conversation with Rev. Cristine Carnate-Atrero. In this segment, they discuss how we can embrace our differences as being as important as our shared understandings and agreements.


Going forward, how can the United Methodist Church create a vital, relevant and effective ministry for all people?

The Rev. Bigham-Tsai talks with the Rev. Carnate-Atrero about how to sustain a vital, relevant and effective ministry for all.

How can the “heart of the church” be fixed?

In this segment, the Rev. Bigham-Tsai talks with the Rev. Carnate-Atrero about what is essential, or at the heart, of United Methodism.


Emerging Methodism Video Series Introduction

Wesley's historic questions were about what to teach, how to teach and what to do. For the next interval of features for the Connectional Table's Emerging Forum we will seek to update these questions for our current moment. We will invite energetic conversation that will illumine our identity which is tied to what and how we teach, our preferred actions, what we do and our abiding hopes as we envision the future United Methodist Church.

About Emerging: God Is Doing a New Thing in United Methodism

This video interview is part of a series created for "Emerging: God Is Doing a New Thing in United Methodism," which is an online forum created by the Connectional Table to engage United Methodists with a diversity of perspectives from across our worldwide connection in thinking deeply about what is emerging at this time in the life of our connection.