Clergy Eight-Year Assessment


Polity Directive 2016 Book of Discipline ¶349.3b Every clergy person shall also engage in a six-month process of personal and professional assessment and development every eight years. The process will be designed and implemented by the cabinet and Board of Ordained Ministry for each annual conference in consultation with the Chairs of the Orders ...

Report Shared in Council of Bishops Gathering


Greetings brothers and sisters in Christ,   I write you today to inform you of the report that was shared at the recent Council of Bishops gathering by the negotiation team, as well as to provide clarity about that report. This morning the communications office of the Council of Bishops released a statement titled, United Methodist ...

REMINDER: Report Year-end Statistics


Happy New Year friends! Your friendly neighborhood Grinch is stealing your Christmas Joy once again by reminding you that it is statistics gathering time. A Stats Blast was sent to pastors of the Mississippi Annual Conference around December 16 as a reminder of the process. If you missed it, I have linked a copy for your convenience. If there are ...

Happy New Year's from the Swansons


Season's greetings, As we look forward to the New Year, Mrs. Swanson and I want to encourage you to celebrate the successes of 2019 and look forward to greater things in 2020.  Click here to watch our New Year's greeting.  Swanson New Years Greetings 2019 from Mississippi Conference on Vimeo. If you would like to download this New Year's ...

ICE Raids Aftermath


    Click here to download "ICE Raids Aftermath."  Click here to donate. It's been months since ICE agents raided plants in five communities in Mississippi and Bishop James E. Swanson Sr. sent out a call to action to aid the children impacted. Thanks to gracious givers like you, many efforts have helped the stability and well-being of those ...

The Circuit Rider: Winter 2019


In this issue of The Circuit Rider - Watch Bishop and Mrs. Swanson's Thanksgiving message to the Mississippi Conference and learn how you can help kids impacted by ICE Raids and children at Methodist Children's Homes this Christmas season. Also, mark you calendars for upcoming events for youth like The Gathering 2020 and approaching conference ...

2020 General Conference Logo Unveiled


Designed by United Methodist Communications. The 2020 General Conference logo color version. 2020 General Conference Logo Unveiled   SHARE: Facebook462TwitterPrintEmail Commission on the General Conference FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 18, 2019 Nashville, Tenn.: The Commission on the General Conference has unveiled the logo for the 2020 General ...

Do You Feel Like You're the Only One?


New United Methodist ad campaign addresses loneliness SHARE United Methodist Communications Office of Public Information For Immediate Release October 30, 2019  Nashville, Tennessee – The United Methodist Church has launched the “Not the Only One” advertising campaign to help offer encouragement through community. ...

Introducing The Committee Teaching Series!


  Chuck is Back!!!! (well, sort of…) Introducing The Committee Teaching Series! A sixteen-session online teaching series that will help your congregation discuss some of the most critical issues that prevent many congregations from becoming a vital church. Join Chuck and the rest of The Committee at ...

Mississippi Delegation Endorses Episcopal Candidate


The Mississippi Annual Conference Delegation to the General and Southeastern Jurisdictional conference unanimously endorsed Rev. Fred Britton as a candidate for the office of bishop Saturday, September 7, 2019.                     Rev. Fred Britton Britton is currently serving as the district superintendent in the Tupelo District. He has served...

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