Oklahoma Conference of the United Methodist Church

Orders Meeting with panelists on Sept. 19


All clergy under appointment will gather at OKC-St. Luke’s from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 19 for the fall Orders Meeting.

The day will start with worship led by Bishop Jimmy Nunn, said one of the planners, Nancy Johnson, chairperson of the Order of Deacons.

In the afternoon, two panel discussions will take place, examining:

the benefits of partnerships between churches and schools; and

the value of ongoing education that stretches pastors to maximize their gifts other than those specific to religion work, even to the point of seeking an additional academic degree in another field (for example, business).

Also scheduled is time for the Deacons, Elders and Fellowship of Local Pastors & Associate Members to meet separately.

Oklahoma’s clergy attend the Orders meetings in September and January for worship, fellowship, and continuing education, Rev. Johnson said.



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