In The United Methodist Church how do we go forward instead of doing the same old thing?
Do we go forward and live, or do we do nothing--and die?
New structure, four areas of focus, guaranteed appointments, a new retirement program, new judicial council members, elimination of commissioning: General Conference 2012 will address these and other issues, and we can expect some changes. We should anticipate some change. Many people, and churches, are resistant to change. As one articles in a recent issue of Circuit Rider magazine stated, "Some churches would rather be happy and dying than challenged and growing."
Things will change and this book will assist churches to effectively deal with the inevitable changes. This will provide guidance as to why we need to change, obstacles to change, methods of change, change and conflict and conflict resolution--all in the context of a local United Methodist church.