Every year, clergy and laity in the United Methodist Church gather for what is known as an annual conference. For … Continue reading Experiencing Annual Conference From a Disability Inclusion Perspective
Next week, members of the Kentucky Annual Conference will gather in Covington at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center for Annual Conference. The three-day event is typically a “family reunion,” where friends gather to reconnect, worship, and discern where God is leading our movement in the coming year.
I’m usually excited for this annual gathering. This year, however, I dread going to annual conference.
It has nothing to do with fighting Northern Kentucky traffic. It has nothing to do with my annual search for an affordable meal option. It even has nothing to do with the long lines for coffee during breaks.
It has everything to do with the current state of our denomination. We are in a state of infighting, which is not healthy for the long-term mission and vitality of the church. Continue reading “Why I’m Not Looking Forward to Annual Conference”
The 2015 Kentucky Annual Conference got underway, today, at the Sloan Convention Center in Bowling Green. Among the activities, thus … Continue reading Three Takeaways From Day 1 of Annual Conference
I’ve been to several annual conferences before, but today was a new experience. This was the first time I attended … Continue reading Thoughts on Day 1 at Annual Conference