Friday, 17 June 2011

Superintendents Conference 2011

Early on Tuesday morning 14th June I joined Rev Leo Osborn, Chair of Newcastle District and President designate of the Methodist Conference on the 7.25am train out of Newcastle to Birmingham for the Superintendents Conference 2011 at St John's Hotel, Solihull, Birmingham.

Leo and I joined the conference as over 30 new Superintendents were ending their sessions prior to 110 existing Superintendents joining them for the rest of the conference. A team from the Discipleship and Ministries Cluster had organised an excellent programme of workshops, seminars and worship alongside opportunities to share ideas and insights from each other provided by the very comfortable residential environment of the Hotel.

Over the last year as Vice-President I have observed just how crucial the role of Superintendent is in enabling, equipping and inspiring the work and mission of God to take place.

I believe we are at a crucial time in the life of our church, where words need turning into action, where change is embraced and risks are taken for the sake of the gospel amongst us.
Our Superintendents are a vital part of dreaming, describing, discerning and enabling the delivery of vision in our Circuits that we might truly be the people God calls us to be, life-giving and life-affirming disciples of Jesus.

Please pray for and support
the Superintendents you know as they each serve God by taking up what is a deeply rewarding but often challenging role in our church.

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