Restructuring 2024

Bishop LaTrelle Easterling invites area United Methodists to imagine, dream and envision a new way forward. 

She and a task force of conference leaders are proposing a restructuring of the Conference to increase its faithfulness and fruitfulness and to better resource the local church. 

In the season ahead, input will be sought from all interested parties through surveys, listening sessions and small group conversations. 

After 11 Listening Sessions, the Restructuring Task Force developed three scenarios designed to help United Methodist churches reclaim a movement of fire and passion as they make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. The scenarios were brought to the Connectional Table on Feb. 24, and the plans were narrowed to one scenario, which was further refined by the Task Force. A virtual town hall about the restructuring plans for everyone who wishes to participate will be held on Tuesday, March 19, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. On April 2, the restructuring recommendation will be perfected by the Discipleship Council and BWC Rules Committee.

The restructuring proposal will then be brought for a vote to the 2024 session of the Baltimore-Washington Conference, which meets on May 29-31. 

Survey results

Invitation to Listening Sessions and Prayer for BWC Restructuring

Invitation to prayer:

As our founder John Wesley taught, “Prayer is the grand means of drawing near to God.” While it is important that we hear from and listen to one another in this work, it is also critically important that we hear from God through the Holy Spirit. Further, we believe that praying together as a conference will enhance our ability to really listen to one another. Therefore, we ask that we join at 12:01 p.m. every Wednesday for common prayer for the BWC.

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