UMC Leadership Summit


The United Methodist Church Leadership Summit
Webinar: Wednesday, April 6 | 10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
The Council of Bishops, in cooperation with the denomination’s Connectional Table, is sponsoring a series of conversations about adaptive challenges facing the church and how we might embrace and sustain change. The Leadership Summit calls together for prayer, discernment and holy conversation a cross-section of leaders and provides shared experience for engaging information and ideas about key initiatives to foster compelling alignment and generate forward momentum for the regeneration of the church.
A key component in the conversations is a three-hour webinar on Wednesday, April 6. The Central Texas Conference will provide two meeting sites from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on April 6:
            Fort Worth First UMC’s Wesley Hall — Dr. Tim Bruster, host
            Foundation UMC, Temple’s New Life Center — Rev. Rankin Koch, host
Anyone interested in attending, must register by contacting the Temple District office at for the Temple location and Susan Briles at for the Fort Worth location. Lunch paid by the participant will be available if registered ahead of time. There will be limited seating, so registration is a must. Those not attending either of the two location sites may follow on their own. The Summit’s preparatory materials are available online at There are links to draft reports from study committees that will be part of the webinar conversation. Reading the material ahead of time will enhance effective participation, but is not required. A glossary of terms will be provided to help persons participate fully.