Charge Conference Wrap-Up

More than 100 people attended the annual Charge Conference on November 19, 2014. Under the leadership of Dr. Ronald D. Henderson, Suncreek UMC, Creekwood UMC, and First UMC celebrated our common calling to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. We prayed for a shared mission field and the unique ministries of our congregation. What is a Charge Conference? Learn more about the process here.

Our Connectional Charge Conference 2014 was an event to be remembered as Dr. Henderson shared a brief message regarding the power the church and its members experience as we breathe in the very life-giving breath and Spirit of God. When this happens, we see others differently; we receive God’s creative and imaginative influence, and we are changed. A highlight of the conference was unanimously approving David Magallanes as a candidate for ministry in the United Methodist Church. David is a senior at Indiana Wesleyan University. We also affirmed Rev. Mary Martin’s continuing candidacy in the UMC. Mary is currently on staff at Grace Ave. UMC in Frisco. You can learn more about the candidacy process at this link.

During Charge Conference we elected leaders for 2015, approved a preliminary ministry funding plan/operating budget of $1.78M, and approved our New Vision Statement and Strategic Plan.Representing our congregation in the vote were many adult members and leaders in our congregation and a robust representation from our students.

Finally, our FUMC Allen’s Endowment Fund was expanded to not only include scholarships but also future funding pools for facilities, missions, and programs.