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Age Statistics Comparison of #gc2012 Delegates

I checked with infoserv to dig up some information on the ages of delegates to General Conference 2012 as compared to the entire denomination. Thank you to the wonderful team at Ask InfoServ for their data gathering! There is no official United Methodist source for age statistics for the denomination.  GCFA has not collected age statistics […]

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leadership united methodist church

Why I Support #PlanUMC at #gc2012

There has been much discussion about the reorganization of The United Methodist Church at General Conference 2012 with plans from various constituencies. I believe that Plan UMC is the best starting point for a way forward for the denomination. You can find out more about this restructuring plan at http://www.planumc.org Plan UMC: is the only restructure […]

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If You Think Things are Crummy at #gc2012… (@TheKLC: 6 of 10)

This past fall and winter, I had the opportunity to take part in the Leadership and Faith: Transforming Communities program through the Kansas Leadership Center with the Missions team at Resurrection West. I want to share my reflections and learnings from that time in light of the General Conference 2012 of The United Methodist Church. There […]

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leadership renewing the church united methodist church

Has #GC2012 Taken You to the Edge of Your Comfort Zone? (@TheKLC: 5 of 10)

This past fall and winter, I had the opportunity to take part in the Leadership and Faith: Transforming Communities program through the Kansas Leadership Center with the Missions team at Resurrection West. I want to share my reflections and learnings from that time in light of the General Conference 2012 of The United Methodist Church. If […]

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Leadership at #GC2012 May Not Meet Your Expectations (@TheKLC: 4 of 10)

This past fall and winter, I had the opportunity to take part in the Leadership and Faith: Transforming Communities program through the Kansas Leadership Center with the Missions team at Resurrection West. I want to share my reflections and learnings from that time in light of the General Conference 2012 of The United Methodist Church. Everyone […]

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communications united methodist church

The #gc2012 Twitter Word Cloud Project

The #GC2012 Twitter Word Cloud Project Twitter was a powerful tool of engagement during General Conference 2012. I thought it would be fascinating to archive and analyze the updates tagged with #gc2012. On Tuesday morning, I set up an Archive of the #gc2012 hashtag through a HootSuite Pro account. Every day I downloaded the data […]

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If You Are Not Able to Take Action at #GC2012, Who Will? (@TheKLC: 3 of 10)

Whether you are a delegate or onlooker at General Conference, there is the opportunity to take action to make progress in The United Methodist Church. Voting, taking leadership in a legislative committee, providing hospitality, monitoring, listening in – there are all kinds of opportunities to take action that might in some small way affect the […]

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Leadership Shifts to Make Progress at #GC2012 (@TheKLC: 2 of 10)

This past fall and winter, I had the opportunity to take part in the Leadership and Faith: Transforming Communities program through the Kansas Leadership Center with the Missions team at Resurrection West. I want to share my reflections and learnings from that time in light of the General Conference 2012 of The United Methodist Church. There […]

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Three Questions to Ask Yourself in a #GC2012 Committee (@TheKLC: 1 of 10)

This past fall and winter, I had the opportunity to take part in the Leadership and Faith: Transforming Communities program through the Kansas Leadership Center with the Missions team at Resurrection West. I want to share my reflections and learnings from that time in light of the General Conference 2012 of The United Methodist Church. The […]

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annual conference renewing the church

Kansas West Annual Conference – Day 2 #ksw2011

The second full day at the Kansas West Annual Conference gathering in Hutchinson, KS was good. Here are some highlights of the day: I received 4 votes in the very first clergy ballot for General Conference 2012. This was a pleasant surprise. I had not submitted a profile sheet to be considered. I wonder who […]

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church life united methodist church

Veridian Dynamics: Life. Better.

Earlier this week I found what I think will become a new favorite show – Better Off Ted. Besides feeling a connection with Phil and Lem, I found myself reflecting on life in the UMC. I appreciate the four areas of focus from the 2008 General Conference as it sometimes seems as if the denomination […]

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church life united methodist church

Veridian Dynamics: Life. Better.

Earlier this week I found what I think will become a new favorite show – Better Off Ted. Besides feeling a connection with Phil and Lem, I found myself reflecting on life in the UMC. I appreciate the four areas of focus from the 2008 General Conference as it sometimes seems as if the denomination […]