January Cabinet Recap: A Comprehensive Plan of Inclusiveness

January 24, 2019

A Comprehensive Plan of Inclusiveness for the Western North Carolina Conference was a key focus of the January Cabinet Meeting. Bishop Leeland, the Extended Cabinet and Dr. Otto Harris, who will spearhead this initiative, came together for a time of planning and preparation. Our time together centered around the creation of 10 teams to address the unique aspects of how we can continue to become a more just and inclusive conference. These teams will work to address topics including educational work around racism, seminary visits, the appointment process, church staff positions and internships and changing neighborhoods.
During their January meeting, the Bishop and the Cabinet also continued dialogue around the Legacy Initiative and the Emerging Leadership Initiative and heard reports from Conference ministry representatives, including the Board of Laity, Treasury Services, the Connectional Table and Communications.