Join Bishop Brown for 'Rethink Conference' Event in Stockton This Saturday

April 09, 2010

You're invited to join Bishop Warner H. Brown, Jr. this Saturday, April 10, for the second of six "Rethink Conference" events.

From 3 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, at Stockton's Central United Methodist Church, the bishop will cast a vision for the California-Nevada Conference and outline some key pieces of legislation which will be before Annual Conference Session in June.
The bishop's message is one of purposeful aspiration as he extends a call to United Methodists to "step boldly into the future that God offers" by recommitting to Wesleyan Christian principles. While acknowledging that we have become complacent and have drifted away from "actively living our discipleship," he will inspire UMs to innovate and "develop effective systems that form and support us in becoming faithful disciples of Christ."
The bishop will expound on four pieces of legislation "to help us become mission-focused and fiscally responsible." They are:
·         A recommendation to suspend the conference rules governing program, organization, and administrative practices, being brought by the Conference Council on Ministries;
·         A recommendation for realignment and consolidation of districts, being brought by the Cabinet;
·         A recommendation for direct billing of pastor pension costs, being brought by the Clergy Benefits Task Force;
·         A recommendation for adjustments to the plan and structure for minimum salary, being brought by the Commission on Equitable Salaries.
There will be a question-and-answer time following the bishop's presentation.
Read more on the Rethink Conference page on the Conference website at You'll find a direct link in the "Quick Links" menu on the right side of the Home Page.
Central UMC is located at 3700 Pacific Avenue, Stockton, CA 95204.