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District Conversations

District Conversation

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

Locations and Dates

Past Conversations

North District

Sunday, August 5 | 2:00 p.m.

Valparaiso First United Methodist Church

103 Franklin Street, Valparaiso, IN 46383

Northeast District

Sunday, August 26 | 3:00 p.m.

Auburn First United Methodist Church

1203 E 7th Street, Auburn, IN 46706

West District

Sunday, October 7 | 2:00 p.m.

Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church

3050 East Davis Drive, Terre Haute, IN 47802

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Southwest District

Tuesday, October 30 | 6:30 p.m.

Newburgh United Methodist Church

4178 IN-261, Newburgh, IN 47630

Southeast District

Saturday, November 10 | 10:30 a.m.

Asbury United Methodist Church

1751 27th Street, Columbus, IN 47201

Northwest District

Sunday, November 11 | 3:17 p.m.

Monticello United Methodist Church

200 S. Main Street, Monticello, IN 47960

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Central District

Sunday, November 18 | 2:00 p.m. –  4:00 p.m.

Castleton United Methodist Church

7101 Shadeland Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46256

East District

Saturday, December 1 | 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Union Chapel United Methodist Church

4622 N. Broadway Ave., Muncie, IN 47960

Upcoming Conversations

North Central District

Sunday, January 20 | 3:00 — 5:00 p.m.

Carmel United Methodist Church

621 S Rangeline Road, Carmel, IN 46032

South District

Sunday, January 27 | 3:00 p.m.

Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church

2100 Hwy 150, Floyds Knobs, IN 47119

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;
  11. Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Generosity, Faithfulness, Gentleness and Self-control
CHRISTIAN CONFERENCING GUIDELINES
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Helping Congregations Have Conversations about A Way Forward Plans

District ConversationsUnited 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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VIDEO RESOURCES

The Indiana Conference has crafted videos to help United Methodist understand what the 2019 Special-Called General Conference is all about.

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