2020 SEJ Conference Postponed

 

Greetings, Delegates and Alternates to the SEJ Conference:
 
Grace and peace to each of you in this most unusual of Holy Weeks for all of us.

As some of you may have heard by this time, the decision has been made to postpone all 2020 U.S. Jurisdictional Conferences scheduled for July. According to our Book of Discipline, all Jurisdictional Conferences occur simultaneously on a date set by the Council of Bishops. As soon as the dates for the rescheduled General Conference are released, the Council of Bishops will set a new date for the opening of the Jurisdictional Conferences.
 
We had hoped very much to know these dates before now so that all of us can move forward to shift our plans. Please watch for a press release with the new dates for General Conference, which we hope will be forthcoming very soon.
 
I have worked with Lake Junaluska to let them know that we are pausing our planning for the immediate future. We were in the midst of our housing lottery when the Covid-19 virus changed our work. As soon as we know the rescheduled dates, I will give you information related to our arrangements with Lake Junaluska, as well as other information about how we will proceed with our planning.
 
Now is a very important time for all of us to stay well, stay healthy, and stay in vital ministry with those in our local churches, our Conferences, and our world. May God be with us all as we move toward the day we celebrate the Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ.
 
Grace and peace,

Anne Travis
Conference Secretary
Southeastern Jurisdiction of The United Methodist Church

Resources for Vital Congregations

 

CHURCH LEADERSHIP

Lewis Center for Church Leadership

Lewis Center for Church Leadership: Books

Lewis Center for Church Leadership: Serve Your Neighbor

GBHEM Leadership Resources

eLEAD

Living Faithfully: Human Sexuality and the United Methodist Church

Englewood Book Review

Five Practices of Fruitful Congregations

Ted Talks: The Golden Circle

Ted Talks: The Power of Vulnerability

Ted Talks: The Price of Invulnerability

Design Thinking

Meditations on the Ministry of All Christians

DISCIPLE FORMATION:

Be A Disciple

A Disciple’s Path; A Guide for United Methodist

Lewis Center for Church Leadership: Adult Christian Studies from the Wesley Ministry Network

Traveling Together: A Guide for Disciple Forming Congregations

WESLEYAN STUDIES:

Living As United Methodist Christians

Methodist Doctrine: The Essentials

Reclaiming our Wesleyan Tradition: John Wesley’s Sermons for Today

John Wesley Sermons: Anthology

REACHING PEOPLE:

Get Their Name

Evangelism & Theology in the Wesleyan Spirit

Canoeing the Mountains

Fresh Expressions

Fresh Expressions: Dinner Church

Lewis Center for Church Leadership: Reach New Disciples

Lewis Center for Church Leadership: 50 Ways to Reach People

Community: The Structure of Belonging

RESOURCES TO CONNECT WITH THE COMMUNITY:

Institute for Emerging Issues

Congregations 4 Children

GRANTS:

The Royce and Jane Reynolds Ministry Fund Grants

The Duke Endowment

 

 

 

 

 

 

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