I thought it was a big deal a few years when I served in the North Texas Annual Conference. They realigned the conference to change the number of districts and, presumably, create opportunities for more faithful ministry within the local churches. That was the selling point. As an outsider, I didn’t get too involved in the discussions, but remember much of the debate. As such, don’t take this to mean a whole lot. I felt like the biggest hurdle was the fear of such a drastic change.
That said, it’s not everyday your annual conference does something like this.
The this I’m talking about now is what my home conference, the Southwest Texas Annual Conference, is preparing for. Next year, our conference is joining with the Rio Grande Annual Conference to form a new conference, the Rio Texas Conference. Honestly, the new name hasn’t grown on me, yet. I have my reasons, but, still, I’m excited about our future.
Our conference website put the following video up this morning. In the video Bishop Dorff shares the new district alignments and the names of each one. Currently, I’m a part of the Crossroads District. Doesn’t that sound snazzy?
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Away we go! Stay blessed…john