In July 2008, approximately 5,000 youth, young adults, and leaders from across the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church gathered in Orlando, Florida to perceive and experience God’s word to the Prophet Isaiah in Isaiah 43:18-19; Doing a New Thing. The Conferences truly provided youth and young adults opportunities to experience “New Things,” in the life of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church. Many youth and young adults continue to talk of their experiences in Orlando and are looking forward to coming back to Orlando to experience what God has in store as we prepare to engage in the Quadrennial Theme of learning what it means to be an “Essential Church: Poised for 21st Century Ministry.”
As we seek to incorporate the lessons from Bishop Thomas L. Brown’s Episcopal Address, the Conferences will focus on the four primary principles of becoming an Essential Church:
We will continue to journey in the tradition of Christian Education forming and nurturing youths and young adults throughout the CME Church for 21st Century Discipleship.