Re-globalization Of The UMC In CPT Proposal, Gets A Gracious, "Thanks, But No Thanks"
|Principles of CPT Affirmed,
The report that provoked church-wide discussion in the months prior to General Conference was received with appreciation, and most of its principles affirmed, but its suggestion to create a Covenant Council in place of the General Council on Ministries was rejected Saturday night by the legislative committee on General/Judicial Administration. By a vote of 71-2-1, the committee amended the original CPT report by deleting the entire text and replacing it with a new charge to the General Council on Ministries for the new quadrennium.
The committee expressed their appreciation for the five transformational directions contained in the CPT report:
Stating that they are more committed to renewal of the spirit in which the church does its ministry than they are to the structure of the church, the committee charged the General Council on Ministries:
I cant complement the committee enough, said chairwoman Christine Harman of the Kentucky Conference. It was an astonishing work of the Holy Spirit.
If it is determined that there are not financial implications to the proposal, the recommendation will go on the Consent Calendar and will be approved along with other uncontested items.
John Thornburg, Daily Christian Advocate
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