Starting July 1, 2018, the Connectional Ministries Office of the California-Pacific Conference will operate in a new cross-functional team configuration.
The teams will be formed according to the Four Priorities of 1) Transforming Vital Congregations, 2) Transforming Christian Leaders, 3) Transforming Lives, and 4) Transforming the World. Each team will work in cooperation with its related Essential Ministry Teams.
The purpose of forming these teams is to first focus on each priority and to staff accordingly, thereby nurturing a culture of collaboration, and building greater capacity to resource the transformation of the local church.
Bishop Grant Hagiya, the Connectional Table, the Executive Director of Connectional Ministries, and the entire Extended Cabinet are all in agreement that a two-year interim staffing plan for Connectional Ministries will allow our Conference to continue to be faithful and fruitful in our ministries with the possibility of institutional and fiscal changes that may follow the February 2019 Special Called Session of General Conference.
Overall oversight of the cross-functional staff teams will be provided by Rev. Myron Wingfield (Leadership, Discipleship & Spirituality, Justice & Compassion), Executive Director of Connectional Ministries, and by Rev. John Farley (New Ministries & Revitalization), South District Superintendent. Rev. Paige Eaves, as the South District Assistant District Director, will provide administrative and programmatic support in Rev. Farley’s leadership of the District.
The teams will be structured as follows:
Transforming Vital Congregations (New Ministries & Revitalization Team)
Transforming Christian Leaders (Leadership Team)
Transforming Lives (Discipleship & Spirituality Team)
Transforming the World (The Justice & Compassion Team)
Over the next two years, we hope to see our Connectional ministries effectively resourcing local churches in pursuit of these four priorities, with a growing number of stories to tell about new disciples of Jesus Christ, new Christian leaders, vital congregations, and a world transformed by God’s love at work through us.