Methodist Conference

Methodist Conference this year was really interesting, here are just a few of the topics that we debated;

"Safeguarding and safer recruitment"
"Singing the faith – the Music Resources Group Report"
"Hope in God’s Future – Christian Discipleship in the context of Climate Change"
"responding to the Anglican/Methodist Covenant"

We agreed to;
Establish a working party to develop a theological statement on the nature of pastoral care in the Methodist Church

Establish a working group with the Church of England called ‘The Joint Anglican-Methodist Working party on the Ecclesiology of Emerging Expressions of Church’ (affectionately known as JAMWPEEC – basically looking at the nature of the church in relation to Fresh Expressions

Support a ‘Year of the Bible’ given that 2011 is the 400th anniversary of the King James Version of the Bible

That membership of BNP was incompatible with being a member of the Methodist Church.

I will blog more about what proposals the Youth Conference brought to Conference later on in the week as I am currently at the Conference of European Churches in Lyon with our new President!

Find out more about what happened at Conference by visiting and following the links

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