The cost of being the global church


By Sylvester Weatherall
Sisters and brothers, as I sit in General Conference, and think about it cost more than $1,000 a minute for conversations that go on ad nauseum, I have come to the conclusion this is what it takes to be a global church. As I listen to the debates, many of them come about because we do not understand the cultural context of many of our brothers and sisters. Even those from the USA. I believe we must find away to build community around the world before we come together as strangers for 10 days. We have got to find away for the world to become our parish. Any thoughts?

(Rev. Sylvester Weatherall is superintendent of the Spoon River District, the chair of the IGRC General Conference delegation and IGRC's candidate for bishop at the 2016 North Central Jurisdictional Conference)