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Connectional Resources

The three priorities under this core focus area include: 1)Managing and allocating conference resources toward NIC vision and strategy, 2)Evaluating, assessing and communicating the apportionment formula on an on-going basis, and 3)Developing systems of administration for use by local churches

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Bishops clarify statement on Commission on a Way Forward recommendation

The Council of Bishops is issuing the following statement, written by the bishops who served on the Commission on a Way Forward and approved by the Execut…

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Constitutional amendment to be revisited

The Secretary of the General Conference has announced that an error was made in the text of a proposed Constitutional amendment as it was presented for voting, and which subsequently fa…

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Bishop's Pastoral Letter to the Northern Illinois Conference

The Council received the report from the Commission on the Way Forward (COTWF) and discerned our recommendation to the called session of the General Conference in Fe…

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United Methodist Bishops Recommend a Way Forward

United Methodist bishops, meeting in Chicago, engaged in a prayerful process to discern a way forward. Having received and considered the extensive work of the Commission on a W…