April 10, 2013
(Submitted by Marie MacDougall)
WHEREAS, the National Organization of United Methodist Women of the United Methodist Church work to create annual mission studies focusing on a country or region of the world, a social issue related to our mission, and a spiritual growth study, and
WHEREAS, for over thirty plus years the predecessor conferences of the New England Conference have held cooperative schools of Christian Mission, and
WHEREAS, the 2012 School of Christian Mission was a cooperative school, and
WHEREAS, New England Conference has budgeted $6,000 in their 2013 the budget for the School of Christian Mission aka Mission u and provided staff to the administrative team, and
WHEREAS, the New England Conference United Methodist Women have budgeted $8,000 for the 2013 School of Christian Mission aka Mission u and provided leadership for the administrative team, and
WHEREAS, this year’s studies, Spiritual Growth: Living Sacramentally, Walking Justly; Social Issue: Poverty; and Geographic: The Roma of Europe are pertinent to issues we are dealing with in our communal and political lives.
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the New England Conference supports a cooperative School of Christian Mission aka Mission u to be held each year to train and certify people to teach these studies in all districts and clusters.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT the 2013 school will be a cooperative school with the New England Conference of the United Methodist Church and the New England Conference United Methodist Women.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT local churches will encourage men, women and children to attend Mission u and that churches offer scholarships to those who request them.