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Spring 2020 Order of Elders, Order of Deacons, Fellowship of Local Pastors and Associate Members Event
Tuesday, March 24 at 10 a.m. through Wednesday, March 25th at 3 p.m.
Ankeny, First UMC Christian Life Center (710 NE 36th Street, Ankeny, IA 50021
Whether the United Methodist Church ends up in one, four, or even more pieces, we must admit that the Connection has not been functioning well in the Iowa Conference. Join us as Rev. Dr. Greg Jones, Dean of Duke Divinity School, helps us begin to rebuild the Connection as we look at reasons why the Connection has suffered and how every United Methodist pastor in Iowa can, by the grace of God and power of the Holy Spirit, look at themselves and others in ways which can help us better function as the Body of Christ.
Order of Elders
Order of Deacons
Paragraph 306, The Book of Discipline 2016
"All persons ordained as clergy in The United Methodist Church upon election to full membership in the annual conference shall be members of and participate in an Order appropriate to their election. An order is a covenant community within the church to mutually support, care for, and hold accountable its members for the sake of the life and mission of the church. These orders, separately or together, seek to respond to the spiritual hunger among clergy for a fulfilling sense of vocation, for support among peers during this stressful time of change in the Church, and for a deepening relationship with God."
Chair, Order of Elders
Sean McRoberts firstname.lastname@example.org
Eric Schubert email@example.com
Chair, Order of Deacons
Chris Humrichouse firstname.lastname@example.org
Co-Chairs, Fellowship of Local Pastors and Associate Members
Jodi Rushing email@example.com
Michael D Stevens firstname.lastname@example.org
Paragraph 323, The Book of Discipline 2016
"Each annual conference may organize a Fellowship of Local Pastors and Associate Members. All licensed local pastors and associate members may be members of and participate in the Fellowship. The Fellowship will provide mutual support for its members for the sake of the life and mission of the church."