More than 1,000 United Methodists gathered at Centenary College in Shreveport, La. June 2-5 to celebrate “Blessings in the Wilderness” during the 2013 session of the Louisiana Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church.
Bishop Cynthia Fierro Harvey delivered her first Episcopal Address on Monday morning, focusing on newly adopted Core Values for the Louisiana Annual Conference. Bishop Harvey said that ascribing to the five core values of Integrity, Accountability, Unrelenting Love for All People, Courage and Risk, and Holding Nothing Sacred but the Mission will assist the conference in “living into its vision for a preferred future.”
“If we are not leading others into an abundant life in Christ, we cease to be the church. We are about making disciples not members. We must deepen our discipleship by leading people to an experience of what it means to be in right relationship with Jesus Christ,” urged Bishop Harvey. The full address is posted online here. More.