Methodist Conference 2014 26 June/3 July

Last day today. What have been the highlights?

Back to the Bible, forward to the world:
Inaugural address of the Methodist President

 

Newly elected Vice-President lays out four new building blocks for Methodism

“Methodism provides us with four building blocks of faith, derived from the writings of John Wesley,” Gill said. “These are scripture, reason, tradition and experience. But Wesley too was a man of his time, and Britain is a very different place now from what it was in the 1700s. Gill Dascombe suggested that scripture, science, culture and community should be the blocks upon which Methodists build their faith.

Membership statistics are a ‘challenge to the Church’, says General Secretary

The General Secretary of the Methodist Church is encouraging Methodists to rise to the challenge of falling membership figures.

Methodists step up to the challenge of the Covenant

The Methodist Church has made a commitment to taking a major step forward in its relationship with the Church of England.
Get serious about mental health, young Methodists urge Church

Young Methodists are challenging the Church to take mental health issues seriously, and are calling for children’s and youth workers to receive relevant training.

Boobs aren’t news, says Methodist Conference

The Methodist Conference has today pledged its support for the No More Page 3 campaign, and is asking all of its members to sign the campaign’s petition.

 

Church marks 20 years since genocide in Rwanda

 

Methodist Conference receives report on same-sex marriage

 

Methodist Conference celebrates vital role of chaplains in today’s Forces

 

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