Bishop Bruce R. Ough invites you to participate in the study!
Case Statement Summary
“We are on a shared journey toward God’s vision for us; a conference in which each of the 270 congregations is bearing kingdom fruit reflective of Jesus’ missional imperatives to: love God and our neighbor, reach new people, and heal a broken world."
Bishop Bruce R. Ough, Dakotas-Minnesota Area, The United Methodist Church
Equipping Missional Congregations is a focused plan to start new churches and increase the number of highly vital churches throughout the Dakotas Conference.
Annual Conference 2014 Resolution
The Dakotas Annual Conference will initiate a conference-wide capital campaign feasibility study to undergird our vision pathway of “Equipping Missional Congregations” through ministries of innovation, renewal, and growth. The conference will contract with Tyler Associates of Irving, Texas to conduct the feasibility study. Professional consulting services will be provided for a fee of $48,000. The Dakotas Annual Conference will be responsible for the cost of printing and distribution of written materials. Tyler Associates will share equally with the Conference costs related to travel and lodging for the Tyler Associates team to implement the feasibility study. The feasibility study will be submitted to the Common Table, the Equipping Missional Congregations Link, the Council on Finance and Administration, and the Extended Cabinet for review and approval. With approval from each of these groups, the capital campaign may commence.