Bishop Saenz has intentionally sought feedback from laity and clergy of the Annual Conference throughout his time as the CTC's episcopal leader. In our post-disaffiliation environment, Bishop Saenz believes it more important than ever to send the message that all are welcome in Central Texas and that there is a place for everyone, regardless of theological, political, or social views. In this vein, a time has been set aside for clergy who consider themselves more theologically “traditional” or “center-right” to engage in conversation with Bishop Saenz.
This will be a time of sharing hopes for and ideas about the current and future ministry of the Central Texas Conference and a time to continue strengthening our relationships so that we can accomplish our common mission of making disciples of Jesus Christ. This information sharing meeting will include clergy from both the Central Texas and North Texas Conferences beginning at 10 a.m., May 18.
The meeting will convene at First Waxahachie UMC and offers participants an opportunity to dialogue with Bishop Saenz about short- and long-term ministry goals, challenges and opportunities in our local churches, communities and Conferences. Lunch will be provided.
The meeting is open to all and is intended to explore the thoughts and ideas of our active, appointed clergy who identify with a more traditionalist understanding of the issues facing the church today and into our bright tomorrows.
If you’d like to attend the May 18 information sharing meeting, please go to ctcumc.org/Bishop-May18-registration and fill out the very brief registration by 5 p.m. Monday, May 15.