A Call to Prayer and Conversation

 

AN INVITATION FROM BISHOP TRIMBLE FOR MEMBERS OF THE INDIANA CONFERENCE TO TAKE PART IN DISTRICT CONVERSATIONS AROUND THE WAY FORWARD. 

 

District Conversations on a Way Forward: An invitation from Bishop Julius C. Trimble from Indiana Conference UMC on Vimeo.

 

LOCATIONS AND DATES

 

PAST CONVERSATIONS

 

North District:

2:00 p.m. (CT)

Sunday, August 5

Valparaiso First United Methodist Church

103 Franklin Street, Valparaiso, IN 46383

 

Northeast District:

3:00 p.m.

Sunday, August 26

Auburn First United Methodist Church

1203 E 7th Street, Auburn, IN 46706

 

UPCOMING CONVERSATIONS

 

West District:

2:00 p.m.

Sunday, October 7

Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church

3050 East Davis Drive, Terre Haute, IN 47802

 

Southwest District:

6:30 p.m. (CT)

Tuesday, October 30

Newburgh United Methodist Church

4178 IN-261, Newburgh, IN 47630

 

Southeast District:

10:30 a.m.

Saturday, November 10

Asbury United Methodist Church 

1751 27th Street, Columbus, IN 47201

 

Northwest District:

3:17 p.m.

Sunday, November 11

Monticello United Methodist Church

200 S. Main Street, Monticello, IN 47960

 

Central District:

2:00 - 4:00 p.m. (EST)

Sunday, November 18

Castleton United Methodist Church

7101 Shadeland Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46256

 

East District:

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (EST) 

Saturday, December 1

Union Chapel United Methodist Church

4622 N Broadway Ave, Muncie, IN 47303

 

North Central District:

3:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Sunday, January 20

Carmel United Methodist Church

621 S Rangeline Road, Carmel, IN 46032

 

South District:

3:00 p.m.

Sunday, January 27

Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church

 2100 Hwy 150, Floyds Knobs, IN 47119


CHRISTIAN CONFERENCING GUIDELINES

During the 2015 session of the Indiana Annual Conference, members approved Christian Conferencing Guidelines to help guide discernment and elections for the 2016 General and Jurisdictional Conferences. These guidelines continue to help shape the mission and ministry of the Indiana Conference.

1. RESPECT others as Jesus would have done when he was here on earth.

2. PRAY for others as well as yourself especially those with whom you disagree.

3. LISTEN to others before thinking about what you want to say in response.

4. UNDERSTAND what others are saying so clearly that you could accurately state their view.

5. SHARE your own point of view with grace and humility as well as honesty and candor.

6. FOCUS your commitments on issues being discussed not on persons expressing them.

7. COMMIT yourself to the unity of the Spirit seeking consensus whenever possible.

8. GIVE the time needed to work through the process in which you are engaged.

9. ACKNOWLEDGE that you may be wrong even when you think you are right.

10. Allow the Fruit of the Spirit to permeate your way of interacting with others;

Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Generosity, Faithfulness, Gentleness and Self-control.

View an online version of the Christian Conferencing Guidelines at inumc.org/ccg.

 

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Helping Congregations Have Conversations about A Way Forward Plans


United Methodist congregations can face potentially difficult discussions about plans submitted by the Commission on a Way Forward by using resources available from the Courageous Conversations project at Discipleship Ministries.

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