Dear C.M.E. Family,
The bishops and general officers of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, along with the president/dean of Phillips School of Theology, gathered September 26-28 in a working retreat to envision together directions for a new quadrennium.
The body carefully drafted what we agreed upon as a new mission statement for the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, as follows:
The mission of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church is to be disciples of Jesus the Christ by serving individuals, communities and the world as the representative, loving presence of God and as witnesses to God’s salvation and grace.
After drafting the mission statement, the body drafted the following vision statement:
The vision of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church is to be a transforming church for Jesus the Christ within a changing world.
As the days move forward, and the leadership of the denomination works through a strategic plan as directed by the General Conference and puts “flesh to bones” by naming connectional commissions and committees for the quadrennium, we expect these statements to guide the directions of our plans.
Please pray with and for the leadership of the CME Church as we seek to be the disciples God calls us to be.
+ Lawrence L. Reddick III
Note: The Mission Statement and Vision Statement are posted under the menu, About The CME Church, Our Mission & Beliefs.
(Prepared by the Rev. Dr. Ore Spragin,
Editor of the Christian Index)
Bishop Marvin Frank Thomas, Sr. Will Speak At The Kentucky Council of Churches
2018 Annual Assembly
Bishop Marvin F. Thomas, Sr. will speak at the Kentucky Council of Churches 2018 Annual Assembly convening October 25-26, 2018 at the Jeffersontown Christian Church located at 10631 Taylorsville Road in Louisville, KY.
Bishop Thomas serves as the Presiding Bishop of the Second Episcopal District of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, which includes the Kentucky and Ohio-Central Indiana Regions. He also serves as the chair of the Department of Lay Ministry and the action pastor of the Metropolitan Christian Methodist Episcopal Church in Cincinnati.
Bishop Marvin Frank Thomas Sr. holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in history with a minor in Sociology from Stillman College in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. He also earned a Master of Divinity degree from The Phillips School of Theology at the Interdenominational Theological Center and a Doctor of Ministry degree from United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio.Register here for the Annual Assembly:
A Mission to Do and a Vision to See
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