The Connectional Table
The United Methodist Church
For Immediate Release
April 27, 2020
Chicago, IL – The Connectional Table (CT) of The United Methodist Church has launched UMCCT.org a new website in a user-friendly platform designed to provide a clear understanding of the CT’s work. The website also provides resources to support the ministry of United Methodists throughout the connection.
This new website is an effort to provide a one-stop shop for information about The Connectional Table and about issues important to The United Methodist Church's whole connection. It explains the CT's vision, mandates, impact, and history, and includes information on the CT's key partners, such as the agencies, Council of Bishops, and Standing Committee. It provides access to key resources, like the CT’s Agency Evaluation Report, and budget reports, as well as links to a variety of other reports. In an effort to ensure transparency, the website includes dates of upcoming CT meetings and internal CT documents such as bylaws and meeting minutes.
“We are excited about launching a new website for The Connectional Table," said Rev. Kennetha Bigham-Tsai, Chief Connectional Ministries Officer. "In addition to helping the connection better understand the CT’s work, this website includes resources such as webinars and presentations on CT legislation that can be useful to delegates. We have posted State of the Church reports, which can support the work of annual conference and local church leaders. And we have a page on UMC resources to support the church's response to Covid-19."
"We decided to update our website as a way to carry out one of our key objectives," Rev. Bigham-Tsai explained. "Specifically, paragraph 905.1 of the Book of Discipline says that the CT is 'To enable the flow of information and communication among annual conferences, jurisdictions, central conferences, general agencies and the Council of Bishops.''
The new CT website also features a page on the General Conference, which includes articles about its postponement, as well as links to the official General Conference page. In addition, Annual Conference leaders can easily submit annual conference journals to the CT through its new website. Local church members can find informative articles and blog posts, and can review State of the Church Reports from 2010 through 2019. Visitors to the website can provide feedback in the “Contact” section.
About The Connectional Table: The Connectional Table works to steward the mission, vision and ministries of The United Methodist Church. For more information, please visit https://www.umcct.org/.
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