by Jerry L. VanMarterPNS has been issuing a series of "backgrounder" reports on what the upcoming 217th General Assembly will be dealing with. This one deals with the new Mission Work Plan, and summarizes the main points.
“This Mission Work Plan completely changes the way the General Assembly Council does its work,” said GAC Executive Director John Detterick. “It moves us away from looking at our mission administratively and toward looking at our mission directionally — from the minutiae to the big picture.”
GAC member John Bolt of Charleston, WV, who worked on the plan, says two themes characterize the new plan: an emphasis on partnership and strengthening congregations.
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