Note from Bishop King regarding the District Reduction Transition Team
July 1, 2013
Hello Beautiful People!
The conference has spoken. The South Georgia Annual Conference has decided to move from 9 districts to 6. Over the next year, The Executive Transition Team will lead the annual conference through the district reduction. We have entered a new season. Now is the season to Rethink, Revisit, and Revise!
Members of The Executive Transition Team
Bishop James R. King, Jr., co-chair
Gloria Morgan, co-chair and Conference Lay Leader
Eric Mathews, Executive Assistant to the Bishop
Rev. Karen Prevatt, Executive Transition Team Secretary and Director of Living Tall Ministries
Rev. Jimmy Cason, Council on Finance and Administration (CFA) chairman
Dr. Nita Crump, Hawkinsville First UMC
Rev. Jason Dickerson, Antioch UMC
Rev. Denise Walton, Assistant to the Bishop for Connectional Ministries
Dr. Rick Lanford, President, The Foundation of The Methodist Home
Miriam Hagan, Conference Director of Administration
Sheila Moland, member of Bemiss UMC
Lynn Walker, member of Brooklet UMC
Richard Shinhoster, member of Speedwell UMC
Structure of The Executive Transition Team
The Executive Team will complete its work in consultation with the following:
Appointive Cabinet, Extended Cabinet, Leadership Forum, District Chair of Trustees, District Lay Leaders, United Methodist Men, United Methodist Women, Google Group (Enhanced Technology Team), and Individual feedback from the conference website.
Function of The Executive Transition Team
The Executive Team will be divided into five smaller working groups.
Discipleship and Vision
Finance and Property
Nominations and Leadership
The first meeting of The Executive Transition Team will be held July 31 – August 1, 2013 at Epworth by The Sea. During this scheduled time, the team will meet with the appointive cabinet.
A change in our district structure will introduce us to new opportunities. These changes will challenge everyone to consider more creative ways to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. Growing a Christlike World by developing a disciple plan for yourself and your congregation is still our primary goal as believers of Jesus Christ.
As we begin the work of transition, clergy and laity are encouraged to pray for the transition, and refer to the conference website for updates from Bishop King and The Executive Transition Team.
Bishop James King