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Dana Lyles of Western North Carolina Conference and the Rev. Brad Brady of the South Georgia Conference were among the Connectional Table members talking in small groups during the April meeting in Chicago. The 64-member church leadership body discussed how to carry out the church’s disciple-making mission in this time of uncertainty. Photo by Heather Hahn, UMNS.

Photo by Heather Hahn, UMNS.

Dana Lyles of Western North Carolina Conference and the Rev. Brad Brady of the South Georgia Conference were among the Connectional Table members talking in small groups during the April meeting in Chicago.

The Connectional Table

The mission of the Connectional Table is the mission of The United Methodist Church, which is to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. The Connectional Table continues to follow the vision and direction of the Council of Bishops. We believe our mission and vision calls us to remain steadfast in our denominational focus on increasing the number of vital congregations worldwide and strengthening ministries in the Four Areas of Focus.

Connectional Table members worship together during their Fall meeting in Jacksonville, Fla.

About the Connectional Table

The Connectional Table discerns and articulates the vision for the church, stewarding the mission, ministries, and resources as determined by General Conference and in consultation with the Council of Bishops. Read More

Miracle Osman (center) of the Malawi Provisional Conference takes part in a discussion during the United Methodist Connectional Table meeting in Jacksonville, Fla. Photo by Kathy L. Gilbert, UMNS.

What We Do

We focus energy and resources on increasing vital congregations by developing principled Christian leaders, creating new places for new people, engaging in ministries with the poor, and improving global health. Read More

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