During the 2019 Annual Conference in June, the Council on Finance and Administration requested that a District Task Force be:
"formed to study and assess the number of Districts, as well as the geographic boundaries and member churches within each District. The Conference has experienced significant changes in terms of number and locations of vital congregations and the overall Districts’ alignment should be updated to reflect the Conference’s composition for the most effective mission and ministry work. This task force should meet and prepare to present any proposed changes for consideration to the Annual Conference in 2020."
As a result the District Study Task Force is now working with North Star Strategies to conduct a Conference-wide listening campaign to study and assess the number of Districts, as well as the geographic boundaries and member churches within each District.
The primary tool for that campaign will be an extensive survey. To build broad representation (geographic, institutional memory/ investment, gender, age, race, programmatic investment, etc.), the Task Force is inviting anyone with interest to participate in the online questionnaire.
If you would like to participate, please fill out this form.
Rev. Dick Humphries, Noel UMC
Mr. Scott Hughes
Co-Chairs of the District Task Force