#WeAreMorePosted: May 8, 2016 Filed under: Bishop's Blog 1 Comment
As we head into General Conference next week in Portland, I want to share with you a campaign that the bishops of the South Central Jurisdiction have joined together to produce.
It focuses on stories that connect people and proclaim that #WeAreMore when united through Jesus Christ. In the video below, my friend Bishop McKee introduces the campaign.
This is such an important message for all United Methodists right now. We are more.
We are more than the meetings and speeches and potentially divisive issues that our delegations will face during General Conference. We are more.
Bishop Schnase explains the #WeAreMore campaign in this way:
“People seem to be anxiously bracing themselves as we draw near to General Conference. Some hope for change, others fear division, and most feel uncertain about what may happen,” said Bishop Robert Schnase of Missouri. “Instead, we wanted to inspire people to remember that discipleship in Jesus Christ is more than buildings and structures, more than those in worship, more than the United Methodist Church, even more than the issues that divide us. Regardless of what happens at General Conference, United Methodists will continue to be called by God to ministries that transform lives, that offer hope to an anguished world, that relieve suffering, and that offer God’s grace to everyone. Sharing stories of how God uses ordinary people and works through ordinary congregations each and every day reminds us not to forget the kingdom work needed in the days following General Conference.”
Please visit the WeAreMore.faith website often. It will be updated with new stories as this campaign grows beyond the South Central Jurisdiction.
We hope to add our own stories to theirs and to see this go global.
We are more!
Unity is the Word… this passage seems fitting:
Ephesians (4) 11-13 And He gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and the teachers, to equip the saints for the work of the ministry, for building up the body of Christ, until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the measure of the statute of the fullness of Christ.
My wife & I pray for the conference, and that God will be glorified…
Grace & Peace