Charge Conferences & Other Fall Events
Please see the attached instructions for accessing this year’s Charge
Conference forms online.
Please refer back to our August 9 post for the Charge Conference agenda information.
If you need help with the MissionInsite data or the
10-year statistical profile, note the suggestions there. Please know
the person you assign as church administrator will have access to the
specific data you enter. Although the district and conference will be
able to see generalizations about your church, neither we nor any outside
entity can access the specific data.
What we are seeking is to follow last
year’s general introduction of your church to us with a presentation of
these 2 kinds of specific information about your church. Please include
both the congregant plot showing where your members live (as well as
constituents and recent visitors) and demographic profile information given
about who your members (and constituents and visitors) are from
MissionInsite as well as the 10-year statistical profile. We hope that
this information advances our discussion of your mission field and how best
to reach it, along with the presentation on “What is working right now in
your church to change lives for Christ and how can you do more of it?” We
know some work is going to be required to prepare this, so we encourage you
to start soon. We also welcome and encourage your creativity with it!
Please be reminded of the 2 district workshops on Wednesday, October
3, at Nocona FUMC. Each church is asked to send a team of clergy and lay
leaders to a MinistrySafe workshop from 10:00 a.m. -- noon. Then, clergy
and lay participants in the conference health insurance program will want
to attend a Health Insurance workshop from 1:00 -- 3:00 p.m. A lunch is
being provided at the church between the workshops. Please RSVP to Kara
by Sept. 26 about the lunch so that we can be responsible with the food
This year’s Clergy Families Christmas Brunch will be held on Saturday,
December 1, from 10:00 a.m. -- noon at Gainesville FUMC. We will come
together as a district to prepare to greet the Advent and Christmas
seasons. Please mark your calendars and plan now to attend!
Thank you for your ministry. We look forward to seeing you soon.
Charge Conference Forms Online Access Instructions